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Bantering Points: 10/16/19

Winnipeg Jets v New York Rangers Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that Chris Kreider needs to snap out of his early season funk (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenon relays word that David Quinn has shuffled his forward lines, giving Brett Howden and Brendan Smith more prominent roles (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano delivers a prospect report, with bits on Filip Chytil, K’Andre Miller, and more (LoHud)
  • Steve Zipay goes in-depth on how Jaromir Jagr’s arrival on Broadway helped wash away the bitter taste of the Dark Ages, and usher in a new era of Rangers hockey (The Hockey News)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis offers three thoughts on the Blueshirts’ first three games (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus gives an update on some of the organization’s prospects based in Europe (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto suggests that in spite of dominating the AHL, and in spite of New York’s glaring hole down the middle, Filip Chytil shouldn’t be recalled from Hartford (Elite Sports NY)
  • Justin Bonhard believes that Jacob Trouba was the Rangers’ best offseason acquisition (The Hockey Writers)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (4:50) and Henrik Lundqvist (1:38) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz takes a look at some of the biggest names around the league that have yet to find the back of the net this season (NBC Sports)
  • Stephen Whyno reports that the St. Louis Blues visited the White House yesterday, and continued the tradition of reigning Stanley Cup champions visiting the Oval Office (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • Eric Engels sees that two years after being traded for each other, Jonathan Drouin and Mikhail Sergachev are still searching for consistency in the NHL (Sportsnet)
  • The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to a pro-rated one year, $750,000 contract with forward Chris Stewart (Broad Street Hockey)