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Bantering Points: 10/25/19

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Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Fun fact: Today marks three years since the first edition of Bantering Points, which can be found here for those who want to reminisce on the early days of the 2016-17 season. Anyway, here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 6, BUF 2 (5:05 video via
  • Allan Kreda recaps last night’s 6-2 victory from the world’s most famous arena (NY Daily News)
  • Larry Brooks writes that in spite of the struggles the Blueshirts have experienced early in the season, Artemi Panarin has been a bright spot (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis discusses how Brendan Smith’s shift from under performing defenseman to a gritty bottom six winger has revived his career (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from David Quinn about Filip Chytil, as well as last night’s victory (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus looks back at how some major outlets projected the Rangers before opening night (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello cite$ a Wedne$day morning team meeting as the $park that powered the Blue$hirt$ to their fir$t win in nearly three week$ (The Athletic)
  • Michael Obernauer goes in-depth on how Libor Hajek has handled his first full season in the NHL so far (Official Team Site)
  • After recording five points in four games, Ty Ronning was promoted from ECHL Maine to AHL Hartford (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Andrew Berkshire ponders if Edmonton Oilers’ forward Leon Draisaitl can challenge Alex Ovechkin as the league’s goal scoring king (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reports that after seeking out an NHL contract, veteran defenseman Andrei Markov has returned to the KHL via a tryout with Lokomotiv Yaroslav (NBC Sports)
  • Frank Seravalli details how skaters without visors are a dying breed in the NHL (TSN)
  • Steven Ellis lists the top five trade destinations for New York Islanders’ malcontent forward prospect Joshua Ho-Sang (The Hockey News)