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Bantering Points: 10/2/18

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One day, I’m going to run out of header images of DeAngelo. (Un)Fortunately, that day isn’t today. Here are today’s news and links:

Around the NHL:

  • Larry Brooks breaks down how the Rangers will remedy their defensive issues from last season (NY Post)
  • Brooks also heard from Henrik Lundqvist about how he plans to bounce back from last season’s performance (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett doesn’t think you should make much out of Brett Howden making the team in place of Lias Andersson (WFAN)
  • Colin Stephenson reports that while outside analysts may have low expectations for New York, the team’s players will have something to say about it (Newsday)
  • Frank Curto lists five things David Quinn will need for his first season on Broadway to be a successful one (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro attempts to set reasonable expectations for Filip Chytil’s rookie campaign (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Pat Keogh offers his thoughts on the town hall the Blueshirts conducted (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on Riley Hughes, Joey Keane, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Lias Andersson became the first Rangers’ rookie since 2011 to win the Lars-Erik Sjoberg award without cracking the opening night roster (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz previews the Vegas Golden Knights’ second NHL season (NBC Sports)
  • In the wake of Max Pacioretty’s trade to Vegas, the Montreal Canadiens have named defenseman Shea Weber the franchise’s 30th captain. Forwards Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher will serve as alternates (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli made a bold prediction for each of the NHL’s 31 teams (TSN)