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Bantering Points: 10/30/16

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The Rangers are back at home tonight, as they get ready to take on Anton Stralman, Brian Boyle, and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning.Here's today's news and links:

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Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis believes that the "slow start" from Henrik Lundqvist is nothing to worry about. (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks offers his thoughts on what Dylan McIlrath must do to earn his way back to New York, while also providing an update on Chris Kreider (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay points out that this year's Rangers are much improved from the October 2015 version, despite a worse record (Newsday)
  • Tom Canavan reports that the Devils did the Rangers a favor last night, defeating the Lightning by the score of 3-1 (Charlotte Observer)
  • Steven Loffredo thinks the demotion of McIlrath means much more than a team waiving their 8th defenseman (The Hockey Writers)
  • Gordie Clark discusses the Rangers' goaltending prospects (1:39 Video via Twitter)

Around the NHL:

  • Saturday Headlines, featuring Elliote Friedman (5:57 Video via Sportsnet)
  • Rory Boylen brings up the looming decision over whether or not to allow junior eligible players to play their 10th game and burn the first year of an entry level contract (Sportsnet)
  • James O'Brien saw the Islanders opened up to moving Jaroslav Halak after his agent (along with J-F Berube's) took a shot at their goalie situation
  • Horrible news breaks out of Ottawa, as Craig Anderson's wife has been diagnosed with cancer. (TSN)