Expectations were high for young Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich when he first arrived in New York. Despite getting off to a slow start while dealing with injuries, the man who they call "Buch" showed flashes of what could be throughout his rookie season. Buchnevich improved his play greatly, getting off to a hot start in his sophomore season, putting up 9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points in 25 ganes played. Although Pavel's play regressed due to the injuries of Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider, he still continued to produce at a solid level for a player of 22 years old. Buch finished the year with 14 points, 29 assists for 43 points in 74 games. Upon Alain Vigneault's release, Buchnevich made it clear to Russian reporters that the bench boss affected his inconsistant play throughout the year. “Because everything depends on my confidence. When you do not think that the error will lead to consequences in the form of a reduction in playing time, then it is much easier for me. But everything turned out differently. A couple of matches you are doing well, in the third you do not show yourself and instantly find yourself in the fourth (line) with a five-minute playing time. It’s hard. Moreover, you are still told, they say, where are your qualities, show me. And you’re doing ten minutes with the majority on the ice,” Buchnevich stated. Vigneault had a history of being incapable to develop young talent in Vancouver, and this has now been exposed by Buchnevich as well. Under a more youthful developing coach David Quinn, how will Buchnevich perform? Will Buch raise his ceiling even more next year? Could he potentially become the star that the Rangers have been lacking for so many years?