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Bantering Points: 10/8/19

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that outside of their top line, the Rangers are in need of some line juggling (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson sees the team has found a silver lining in their week between games (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano gives a line by line breakdown of the first two games of the season (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus ponders why Vitali Kravtsov, who was presumably sent down to AHL Hartford to get the lion’s share of minutes that isn’t available to him in the NHL, sat as a healthy scratch in the Wolfpack’s most recent game (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Obernauer goes into the locker room and hears the team’s mindset as they tackle the upcoming week (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (4:43) and Mika Zibanejad (2:16) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Brett Cyrgalis goes in-depth on how journeyman center Derick Brassard is looking for a fresh start with the New York Islanders (NY Post)
  • Joey Alfieri lists the top five surprises from the first couple of days of the 2019-20 campaign (NBC Sports)
  • Auston Matthews, (TOR) Anthony Mantha, (DET) and Mika Zibanejad (NYR) have been named the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week (TSN)
  • With long-term injuries to Nick Bjugstad and Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins have found themselves in a world of trouble (The Hockey News)