Updated the main post. Only noteworthy update was Kveton, who is now 3-2-5 in 10 games.
Werek scoreless and -1 tonight. Doyle without a point and E.
EDIT: Ivan Baranka is no longer a prospect, which is why he's not in our chart. But if anyone is curious, he has a goal and two assists in 7 games with Spartak Moscow of the KHL.
EDIT 2: Zdenek Bahensky, who isn't being tracked because he's not coming back to the States and more so because he's terrible, has a goal and an assist in 8 games with Mlada Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga.
EDIT 3: I had missed a game for Maggio and Gaulton, so I fixed that also. My bad.
Kundratek, a 20-year-old defenceman from the Czech Republic, was officially sent to the Tigers twice but wound up with the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford in between. He suggested he didn’t know much about the overage situation and admitted he was initially disappointed with not making a pro club this year.
“I wanted to make it in Hartford, but it was so hard, there was a lot of players from there last year and a lot of new guys,” he said. “I am still young — old here, but I will try to do my best.”
Detroit convinced Johan Ryno to go back to Sweden after camp because they felt he needed to develop his skills first, and then spend a few years in NA before he was ready. And they firmly belives that a player will best develop his skills at the place he is most comfortable. There is just so much fewer distractions in that aspect for a european in Europe. He don't have to worry about learning to play on a small ice at the same time as he learns to skate faster, hit harder and pass better.
Kundratek is in the same position. But we asks him to do everything at the same time. He made a horrible decision when he went to the CHL at first. There are extremely few examples european kids gooing to the CHL and then becomming good NHLers. But sometimes it should be a option, for kids who aren't sure to get enough icetime in Europe will still beeing too good for the european junior leagues. But to go to the AHL after that is just not something that can be expected to be successful. Like how many 100's of top 3 round picks from the Czech Rep have tryed that without having any successs?
I have a hard time understanding how the Ranger brass can motivate why they choose to develop their european kids 180 degrees diffrent then Detroit Red Wings? I don't get it.