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Bantering Points: 11/5/19

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Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: OTT 6, NYR 2 (5:03 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A solid half period of hockey wasn’t enough for the Blueshirts, as they spent the final two and a half periods getting laughed out of their own building by the Senators (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks writes that if they continue to lean on their youth, the Rangers can continue making steady defensive improvements (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how Adam Fox has seamlessly transitioned from Harvard to Broadway (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson expands upon how dreadful New York looked in the Vladislav Namestnikov Revenge Game (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus discusses the Brendan Smith experiment, as well as some other instances of the team experimenting with super utility players (Blue Line Station)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis examines the pros and cons of making a move for Edmonton Oilers prospect Jesse Puljujarvi (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna doesn’t think that David Quinn’s squad has tuned him out quite yet (Elite Sports NY)
  • Tom Castro points to the Marc Staal and Brady Skjei contracts as major roadblocks to a successful execution of the rebuild (The Hockey Writers)
  • Media Availability: Chris Kreider and Alexandar Georgiev (0:38) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz examines how the Edmonton Oilers and Arizona Coyotes have followed different paths in their rise back to competitiveness (NBC Sports)
  • Sonny Sachdeva takes a look at why the slapshot is on its way to extinction in hockey (Sportsnet)
  • Elias Pettersson,(C, VAN) Jakub Vrana,(RW, WSH) and Mike Smith (G, EDM) have been named the league’s three stars of the week (TSN)
  • Ryan Kennedy ponders if the NHL is nearing a place where the league’s first openly gay player would be welcomed and accepted (The Hockey News)