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Bantering Points: 1/24/19

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Tournament Final - Pacific vs. Metropolitan Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks examines the logjam the Blueshirts will have once Neal Pionk returns to full health (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro examines how the Rangers match up with the Colorado Avalanche as trading partners (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also sat down with Ricky Milliner to discuss the Hartford Wolfpack’s season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • David Bruce believes that nearly eleven months after sending Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay, the team might already be regretting doing so (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus highlights how Mars Zuccarello’s resurgence as his days on Broadway appear to be numbered (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also broke down how much “loser points” for making it beyond regulation impact the standings (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto lists the top fifteen Rangers defenseman dating back to 1972 (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dominick Renna hands out first half report cards to New York’s defensemen and coaching staff (Elite Sports NY)
  • Connor Loucks and Fraser Weir chatted with Joey Keane about his status since being traded to OHL London and playing and living alongside his younger brother (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien ponders where the Edmonton Oilers will go from here in the wake of firing former general manager Peter Chiarelli (NBC Sports)
  • Anaheim Ducks forward will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign following surgery to repair a torn labrum (TSN)
  • Gary Bettman revealed why the league and its players decided against having a World Cup of Hockey in 2020 (Sportsnet)