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Bantering Points: 1/15/19

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NHL: New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that the Rangers’ struggles in the faceoff circle are a team-wide issue (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also believes that how the team responds to their head coach’s frustration will go a long way towards determining the fate of their season (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from Chris Kreider regarding New York’s injury situation and how it’s affected them (Newsday)
  • Adam Gretz takes a moment to appreciate Rick Nash’s perennially underrated career (NBC Sports)
  • Frank Curto argues that the unknown future surrounding Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello is a major issue for the Rangers (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jordan Goldberg thinks that landing Artemi Panarin would accelerate the Rangers’ rebuild significantly (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jennifer Moglia examines how the Blueshirts can go about fixing their sub-par defense corps (Blue Line Station)
  • Rob Luker offers his thoughts on Rick Nash’s time on Broadway (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Prospect Report: Igor Shesterkin, Morgan Barron, and Joey Kean have been named the organization’s three starts of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)
  • Pregame Notes: The Rangers will look to avoid losing at home against the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time in over eight years later tonight (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Josh Weinstein lists four things we learned from last night’s action around the league (Sportsnet)
  • A film chronicling the life, career, and early death of Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk is set to debut on March 1st, and receive widespread release in the spring (TSN)
  • After a 13 season career that saw him tally 17 goals over 851 NHL games, defenseman Josh Gorges has officially announced his retirement from the league (NBC Sports)
  • EvolvingWild re-examines the Adjusted Plus-Minus statistic and how it can be tweaked and used to evaluate players today (Hockey Graphs)