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Bantering Points: 3/1/20

NHL: Preseason-Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis examines how the Blueshirts could look to fill the void left in the wake of Chris Kreider’s injury (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that people around the locker room believe Adam Fix should be in the conversation for the Calder Trophy (Newsday)
  • Alexandria DiNatale cites Fox’s play as a major factor in the Rangers’ resurgence (Empire Writes Back)
  • Jeb Biggart sees the Kreider injury as another obstacle of adversity the team must overcome (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair and Barak Goldman reminisced on the 2014 Stanley Cup Final (The Hockey Writers)
  • Karly Repdath points out which Blueshirts are flirting with career highs in statistical measures (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus takes a look at the impact of Kreider’s injury from a more broad perspective (Blue Line Station)
  • Two goals from Tim Gettinger helped propel the Hartford Wolfpack past the Bridgeport Sound Tigers by a 3-1 margin (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will undergo core muscle surgery tomorrow and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks (TSN)
  • In the wake of the David Ayres situation, the league’s general managers are set to discuss the emergency backup protocol at their annual Florida meetings (Sportsnet)
  • Steve Ellis lists five second year players that have avoided the dreaded sophomore slump (The Hockey News)