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Bantering Points: 10/23/19

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Arizona Coyotes v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: ARZ 3, NYR 2 (5:04 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A revenge game for the ages for Tony DeAngelo wasn’t enough for the Blueshirts as they watched their losing streak extend to five games (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks hears that David Quinn thinks his penalty killing units have looked regressed back to their form from last season (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that Kaapo Kakko is unhappy with the Blueshirts’ shoddy play to open the year, as well as his coach’s sub-optimal deployment of him (Newsday)
  • Frank Curto writes that in spite of offseason moves made to accelerate the path towards contention, the rebuild is still in full swing (Elite Sports NY)
  • Tom Castro believes that the realities of the Rangers’ rebuild have really begun settling in (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jeb Biggart argues that the issues with Lias Andersson’s early season play go beyond his primary linemates (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman po$ed $ix que$tion$ about the Blue$hirt$ prior to la$t night’$ lo$$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz details how Alain Vigneault’s Philadelphia Flyers have been one of the league’s biggest enigmas to open the season (NBC Sports)
  • San Jose Sharks forward may have wanted to end up back in San Jose after a two year sojourn to Toronto, but his thoughts on the Maple Leafs organization made the departure an amicable one for both sides (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton sees that in spite of a mass exodus of talent over the summer, the Columbus Blue Jackets have managed to stay afloat through the early part of the 2019-20 campaign (The Hockey News)
  • Hockey Hall of Famer and head coach of OHL Barrie Dale Hawerchuk has been diagnosed with stomach cancer (NHL.com)