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Bantering Points: 10/31/19

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NHL: OCT 29 Lightning at Rangers Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis hears that David Quinn had a difficult time telling Marc Staal that he’s sit as a healthy scratch for Tuesday night’s game (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks believes that Quinn’s days of making difficult decisions are only just beginning (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett opines that if the Rangers want to go through with their youth movement, they can’t afford to waver on it (WFAN)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s 2-2-1 home stand to close October (LoHud)
  • Curtis Jetter thinks that there is much more than the result to take away from the team’s contests against the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto relays word from David Quinn’s radio appearance on Humpty and Canty (Elite Sports NY)
  • Billy McInerney writes that Filip Chytil is feeling more comfortable than ever with his game (Elite Sports NY)
  • Alyscia Warner chatted with Matthew Robertson about playing with WHL Edmonton, signing his entry-level contract, and more (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz passes along word from Bob McKenzie concerning Dustin Byfuglien’s NHL future, high-profile defenseman set to hit the market in 2020, and more (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli reports that former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Jim Gregory, whose work in the NHL dates back to 1969, passed away at age 83 (TSN)
  • Steven Ellis argues that the early returns on the J.T. Miller trade are making the Vancouver Canucks look like bandits (The Hockey News)