3 Possible Landing Spots For Trade Target Vitali Kravtsov


The New York Rangers are now trying to move prospect Vitali Kravtsov. The 21-year-old winger refused to report to the Hartford Wolf Pack after the Rangers assigned him to the AHL and has requested a trade. With teams knowing that the 2018 ninth overall pick wants out of New York, his trade value is understandably lower. He also has played just 20 NHL games, where he has two goals and four points. However, he still has the potential to be a top-six winger, so teams still should be interested in him. 

Here are three who could make a lot of sense for the kid. 

Buffalo Sabres: With the Sabres rebuilding, there would be no harm in them trading for Kravtsov. With the Rangers extending Mika Zibanejad, they are likely out of the Jack Eichel sweepstakes. However, even with this, the Sabres could look to add another high-ceiling prospect to their system. Kravtsov would also be a lock to make their lineup because the Sabres have far less depth than the Rangers. 

San Jose Sharks: The San Jose Sharks are another team who could use a bit of help at right wing. Although, given their placement in the standings these last few seasons, they would benefit from adding another prospect to their system. At this juncture, Kravtsov could arguably fit into San Jose's top-six and have a chance to play with either Logan Couture or Tomaz Hertl. That's certainly not a bad thing.

Anaheim Ducks: The Anaheim Ducks are currently embracing a rebuild as well. They have many promising young players like Trevor Zegras, Jamie Drysdale and Mason McTavish. Yet, it would not hurt to add another player who could blossom into a top-six forward. With Anaheim, Kravtsov would certainly have a strong shot of making their NHL roster, too. 

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