Thoughts on Vitaly Kravtsov

The Canucks have been after 23 year old F Vital Kravtsov for over a year.

He falls into that age category that GM Patrik Allvin and President Jim Rutherford have been looking for, players under 25.

Today the Canucks finally got Kravtsov after giving up F William Lockwood and a 2026 7th rounder.

The Canucks and Rangers have been talking about Kravtsov for around 4 weeks, the original ask was a mid-1st round pick.

On Thursday when Kravtsov was pulled out of the Rangers lineup for trade reasons, the Canucks were not close to landing him.

In fact Kravtsov agent Dan Milstein was told by the Canucks on Thursday and Friday that the price was too high, sources say the Rangers asked for Nils Hoglander and Vancouver said no.

Everything changed today as the Rangers are trying hard to land Patrick Kane and lowered the demand.

At this time of year, things change daily and pressure points change as well.

Some good work by Alvin to out-wait the Rangers and other teams as well to get a player he has coveted for a while.

Milstein says Kravtsov will join the Canucks in Dallas tomorrow.

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