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Bantering Points: 11/14/18

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Colorado Avalanche v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s new and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce notes that Filip Chytil’s first goal of the season could be the breakthrough he needs to open the floodgates (NY Post)
  • Joyce also heard from Henrik Lundqvist, who thinks a positive attitude will go a long way in determining New York’s fate this season (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that two weeks of successful results doesn’t have the team thinking playoffs yet (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro offered his thoughts on the Rangers playing to win, rather than focusing on landing a higher draft pick in June (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also examined what a William Nylander trade could like from the Rangers’ perspective (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus determines what Jeff Gorton should and shouldn’t offer in exchange for Nylander (Blue Line Station)
  • Victoria Ranieri previews the Blueshirts’ offseason salary cap situation (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis believes that the team’s best lineup is starting to naturally fall into place (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that the Arizona Coyotes have agreed to a six year, $27 million contract extension with defenseman Jakob Chychrun (NBC Sports)
  • Ken Campbell writes that even with goal scoring at a thirteen-season high and equipment getting smaller and smaller, don’t expect GM’s and other hockey men around the league to sympathize with goaltenders (The Hockey News)
  • Rory Boylen lists four players that the Pittsburgh Penguins could look to ship out of town in the hopes of jump starting their team (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli relays word from Washington Capitals’ general manager Brian MacLellan regarding Tom Wilson’s recent reduced 14 game suspension (TSN)