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Bantering Points: 1/6/19

NHL: New York Rangers at Arizona Coyotes Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Around the NHL:

  • Larry Brooks believes the Rangers need to settle on an asking price for Kevin Hayes (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson reports that the team had skated for a previously unscheduled practice in the wake of their 6-1 drubbing in Colorado (Newsday)
  • Nicholas Zararis argues that someone other than Mats Zuccarello should be the Blueshirts’ nominee to be the final player voted into the All-Star Game (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus breaks down the importance of first round draft picks to successful rebuilding efforts (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Obernauer chatted with Mika Zibanejad and Fredrik Claesson about their experience winning gold at the 2012 WJC (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Steve Loung relays word that Fox Sports’ Los Angeles affiliate brought the infamous “glow puck” back to the broadcast for the Kings’ game against the Oilers last night (Sportsnet)
  • Paul Maurice, Bill Peters, Todd Reirden, and Jon Cooper have been named the head coaches of their respective divisions’ all-star teams (ESPN)
  • Calder Trophy favorite Elias Pettersson has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain, and is set to miss 1-2 weeks as a result (TSN)