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Bantering Points: 11/4/18

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis heard from David Quinn about what he expects out of Pavel Buchnevich one he returns to the lineup (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also updated Frederik Claesson’s status (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses Brett Howden’s unexpected success in the early part of his NHL career (Newsday)
  • Anthony Rieber saw that Cristoval Nieves returned to practice for the first time since training camp (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro reminds us that the Rangers’ group of skaters masquerading as NHL defenders isn’t something that can be fixed overnight (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on K’Andre Miller, Morgan Barron, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Dan Carrozzi examines how New York’s pace of shot attempts for and against stack up against their peers (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus ponders whether or not Brett Howden can compete for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top rookie (Blue Line Station)
  • Tom Castro thinks Jeff Gorton made the correct decision in leaving Filip Chytil on the roster after nine games (The Hockey Writers)
  • Michael Obernauer previews tonight’s contest against the Buffalo Sabres (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (7:00) and Brett Howden (2:08) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck relays word that the Nashville Predators agree to a two year, $10 million contract extension with goaltender Pekka Rinne (NBC Sports)
  • Gare Joyce wonders if John Tavares could be the final piece of a dynasty for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that hasn’t made it out the first round since Brian Leetch and Ron Francis played for them before the lockout (Sportsnet)
  • Buffalo Sabres’ defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to return to the lineup against New York tonight after injuring his foot blocking a shot yesterday (TSN)