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Bantering Points: 11/14/19

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New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis hears that in spite of missing this Florida road trip, the team thiks Mika Zibanejad’s return to the lineup is coming sooner rather than later (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker sees how after a rough start to the season, the Blueshirts are reaping dividends from their handling of Kaapo Kakko (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that with his initial adjustment to the NHL behind him, Kakko has recorded five goals in his last six games (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett writes about Kakko’s tale of two seasons thus far, and what his recent play means for his future (WFAN)
  • Vincent Mercogliano answers questions about line combinations, the team’s goaltending situation, and more (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus highlights Ryan Lindgren as New York’s most improved player from last season (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello believe$ that Kakko i$ $tarting to emerge a$ the player the Blue$hirts u$ed the $econd overall draft $election on thi$ pa$t June (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • The Ottawa Senators knocked off the New Jersey Devils in a battle of Eastern Conference juggernauts by a 4-2 margin, in a game that I willingly paid money to go see for some reason (Silver Seven Sens)
  • The Florida Panthers have named former New York Islanders’ goaltender Roberto Luongo a special adviser to general manager Dale Tallon (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz ponders how the Los Angeles Kings and forward Ilya Kovalchuk can handle their remaining time together (NBC Sports)