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Bantering Points: 10/15/19

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New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks ponders why the Rangers have opted against deploying Jacob Trouba in situations that would merit his $8 million salary (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson heard from Adam Fox about his first month of transitioning into life as an NHL player (Newsday)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis offers a handful of takeaways from the Blueshirts’ Saturday afternoon loss against Edmonton (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto reminds us that after his demotion and subsequent inexplicable healthy scratch in AHL Hartford, Vitali Kravtsov’s KHL out clause looms large (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dominick Renna discusses how the Rangers’ pitiful center depth has already reared its ugly head (Elite Sports NY)
  • $hayna Goldman examine$ what the Blue$hirt$ need to do a$ they evaluate their player$ (The Athletic)
  • Michael Obernauer went around the locker room to gauge the feelings towards Kaapo Kakko’s first NHL goal (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • John Fischer recaps the New Jersey Devils’ latest soul crushing defeat, a game that saw the home team blow a 4-1 lead en route to getting booed off the ice as they fell to the Florida Panthers by a 6-4 margin (All About The Jersey)
  • Adam Gretz reports that Arizona Coyotes’ defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson and Minnesota Wild forward Mats Zuccarello are both slated to miss time due to injury (NBC Sports)
  • Chris Johnston argues in favor of the Toronto Maple Leafs decision to demote 2018 first round pick Rasmus Sandin back to AHL Toronto (Sportsnet)
  • Connor McDavid, Patrik Laine, and Sidney Crosby have been named the league’s Three Stars of the Week (TSN)