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Bantering Points: 11/6/18

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Don’t forget your surfboards today. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks talks about how Jimmy Vesey is helping foster the team culture New York is looking for (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis relays word that Brett Howden’s upper body injury isn’t serious, and won’t keep Howden out of the lineup for very long (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that in spite of Howden feeling chipper, the Rangers decided Lias Andersson’s stay in the AHL had lasted long enough (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro highlights Chris Kreider’s hot start to the season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Gary Knight perceives David Quinn’s recent remarks towards Pavel Buchnevich as a challenge for the talented Russian forward (Elite Sports NY)
  • Sam Prevot argues that Brady Skjei needs to develop into a top pairing defenseman for New York’s rebuild to work (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis ponders if the Blueshirts are in need of further tearing down or only minor tweaks from here on out (Blue Line Station)
  • Tom Albano discusses how the team’s lack of offense has been their biggest weakness through one month (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jeff Seide poses a handful of trivia questions for dedicated Rangers’ fans (The Hockey Writers)
  • Prospect Reports: Vitali Kravtsov, K’Andre Miller, and Nils Lundkvist have been named the organization’s three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)
  • Michael Obernauer previews tonight’s contest against the Montreal Canadiens (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck saw that New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, who defeated cancer after overcoming chronic myeloid leukemia, scored a natural hat trick as the Devils and Penguins hosted Hockey Fights Cancer night (NBC Sports)
  • Six Ottawa Senators players, including Matt Duchene and Thomas Chabot, were caught on video bashing their coaching staff and poking fun at their own misfortune, as the Senators further cement themselves as the league’s most embarrassing franchise from head to toe (Sportsnet)
  • Winnipeg Jets’ forward Brandon Lemieux has been suspended two games for a hit he delivered in a game against the Florida Panthers (Sportsnet)