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The latest on Adam Fox’s potential contract extension

10/21/21 | LeBrun writes about Fox in The Athletic and says that his “sense” is that Chris Drury has made it known that the Rangers want to sign Fox long term and that Fox wants to be a Ranger for “a very long time.”

10/19/21 | On TSN’s Insider Trading Pierre LeBrun spoke about Adam Fox’s possible next contract.

LeBrun said “A guy to keep an eye on this season is Adam Fox, the guy who just won the Norris Trophy and he’s up at the end of the year coming out of his entry level deal and, guess what? His camp will be looking for a contract that starts with a 9.”


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Updates from the Rangers on Wednesday

6:14PM: Gerard Gallant spoke after practice and said some of the following (NYR):

  • On putting Panarin and Zibanejad together, “Today they looked good out there moving around. They played well the other night, so we’ll see tomorrow but it’s a possibility for sure. “
  • On keeping them together vs splitting them up, “Well I think if you look at the people that are out, it makes a big difference in your lineup so and again I tried it the other night because we didn’t have much going along the second period and you know that’s what coaches do, I mean you gotta, you got to try and change something up and I thought it went better in the third. And they’re talented players, Bread played Mika, played with Stromer, when we get a full on lineup I like our lineup.”

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Gerard Gallant reportedly called Vitali Kravtsov to ask him to come back

10/20/21 | 2:24PM: Larry Brooks writes that both Gallant and Chris Drury tried to get Kravtsov to reconsider his refusal to start the season in the AHL but it isn’t known if that was before or after he returned to Russia. (NY Post)

Brooks writes that Kravtsov’s reason for refusing his assignment was about his belief that there would never be a top-six spot for him since the Rangers have Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko already in those spots. (NY Post)

12:29PM: Nick Kypreos says that nearly half of the league has inquired about Kravtsov, with the Flames, Jets and Senators among those teams.


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Where some of the Vitali Kravtsov issues started

10/20 | Larry Brooks writes that Kravtsov’s relationship with Chris Drury was not the reason why he refused his assignment to the AHL. (NY Post)

The reason, according to Brooks, had to do with Kravtsov believing that there would not be a spot in the top-six for him with Artemi Panarin, Chris Kreider, Alexis Lafreniere and Kaapo Kakko in those spots. (NY Post)

He adds that during his exit meeting last season, the Rangers asked Kravtsov to stay in New York for a bit and “work through a conditioning program designed by the training staff.” (NY Post)

10/19 | In The Athletic, Arthur Staple writes of many issues that have come up in the last few years between Vitali Kravtsov and Chris Drury.

Drury was the GM of Hartford when Kravtsov was first sent down in 2019, went back to Russia and then returned to play in Hartford.


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What Gerard Gallant said after the win in Toronto

Gerard Gallant spoke with the media following the OT win over Toronto and said (MSG):

  • On Igor Shesterkin, “He was incredible tonight, stole us a couple of points. He was outstanding style us a couple of points in here tonight, so he was, he was outstanding and Campbell was really good too, we didn’t have a lot of chances, but we had some Grade A chances and he made some real good saves also, but our goalie was outstanding.”
  • What impresses you about Shesterkin, “His athleticism, strong, plays hard on every puck. I haven’t seen him very much, but he just the way he moves in the net and that and he’s always square to pucks.”

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Panarin scores OT winner as Shesterkin steals two points in 2-1 win over Toronto

First Period:

  • Mika Zibanejad (1) Unassisted

Second Period:

  • Michael Bunting (2) Assists: John Tavares (2), Morgan Rielly (3)

Third Period:

Overtime:

  • Artemi Panarin (1) Assists: Mika Zibanejad (4)

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