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Bantering Points: 1/18/21

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker discusses the success Alexandar Georgiev has had against the Islanders throughout his career (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw the lineup changes David Quinn made before the second game as evidence of the coach pushing all of the right buttons (Newsday)
  • Jim Bay writes that Saturday night’s bounce back effort could go a long way towards setting the tone of New York’s season (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • In spite of rumors that Keith Yandle’s iron man streak would come to an end as a result of being healthy scratched, the Florida Panthers’ defenseman scored a goal in his team’s season opening 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks (Sportsnet)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs placed forward Jason Spezza, who has threatened to retire should another team claim him, and goaltender Aaron Dell on waivers (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • The International Ice Hockey Federation is set to make a decision on moving the 2021 World Championships out of Belarus in the coming weeks (TSN)