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Bantering Points: 10/30/17

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Here are today’s news and links, brought to you by God-Emperor Vigneault:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks speculates that tomorrow night’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights could be worth a lot more than two points (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis answers the question all of of Rangerstown has been wondering: How long would it take until people start turning on Kevin Shattenkirk (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch notes that New York’s early season struggles have left the team at a crossroads (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay reports that Brendan Smith is feeling better after taking a rough hit in Saturday night’s game (Newsday)
  • Karly Redpath examines what the Rangers can glean from their rival on the rise (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 5-4 victory over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • The Wolfpack played yesterday as well, but fell to the Hershey Bears by a score of 4-3 (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Shayna Goldman looks at four teams, including the Rangers, that have gotten off to surprisingly bad starts (FanRag)
  • Sonny Sachdeva details some of the most peculiar numbers surrounding the Vegas Golden Knights 8-1 start to the season (Sportsnet)
  • Ryan Quigley passes along word of the roster transactions Vegas made yesterday, waiving former 4th overall pick Griffin Reinhart and suspending Vadim Shipachyov (Knights On Ice)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau is set to play in San Jose as a member of the visiting team for the first time in his twenty season career later tonight (TSN)