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Bantering Points: 11/16/19

Florida goaltender Roberto Luongo stops NY Ranger Pavel Bure... Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Anthony Rieber notes that David Quinn opted to cancel practice yesterday morning (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano believes that Ryan Lindgren has added more skill to his game while retaining the toughness that made the Rangers acquire him back in February 2018 (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett writes about the need for the Blueshirts to move on from their Thursday night drubbing in Tampa Bay (WFAN)
  • Ed Stein argues that the team must do everything in its power to take advantage of Sidney Crosby’s long term absence in Pittsburgh (Empire Writes Back)
  • Steve Paulus examines how Tyler Wall is throwing a wrench into New York’s seemingly clear plans for the post-Henrik Lundqvist era (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto ponders who will spend most of their nights watching games from the press box when Mika Zibanejad returns to the lineup (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz highlights the Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, and Vegas Golden Knights as three teams whose season could sink or swim based on their next handful of games (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire examines how Robin Lehner and Cody Ceci have performed since changing teams over the summer (Sportsnet)
  • Kristen Shilton relays word that Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Auston Matthews has vowed to learn from his mistakes after having charges of disruptive behavior and disorderly conduct were dismissed after a settlement was reached (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton lists five sophomores that have done everything except slump in their second NHL season (The Hockey News)