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Bantering Points: 11/1/19

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks saw that the organization had Tuomo Ruutu fly in from Europe and spend a couple of days with Kaapo Kakko to help him bust out of his funk (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker hears from David Quinn about earning how to win, his team’s awful goal against from Tuesday night, and more (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson thinks that Quinn is starting to get a handle on his team after nearly 100 games as an NHL coach (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus reminisces on the trades made that have helped assemble the 2019-20 Rangers (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also listed the top five defensive pairings in franchise history (Blue Line Station)
  • Shawn Taggart updates us with the latest on the Hartford Wolfpack (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Frank Curto sees that more and more smoke is gathering around Chris Kreider’s possible exit from Broadway (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dan Girardi was mic’d up for his return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, and you can take a listen (2:38 video via Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Daniel Weinberger examines the tactic of moving the puck east to west through the neutral zone (Hockey Graphs)
  • Sean Leahy relays word Jesse Puljujarvi has excelled in with Karpat of Liiga in Finland, and decision time is drawing nigh for him and the Edmonton Oilers (NBC Sports)
  • Emily Sadler sat down with Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Teemu Selanne to discuss the state of hockey in Finland, his stint teaching kindergarten, and more (Sportsnet)
  • Derek Gagnon reports that Winnipeg Jets’ forward Mark Letestu will miss at least the next six months after being diagnosed with myocarditis (Arctic Ice Hockey)
  • The Nashville Predators agreed to a three year, $4.5 million contract extension with forward Austin Watson (TSN)