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Bantering Points: 1/8/21

New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce hears that after a rough debut campaign, Jacob Trouba is ready to rebound this year (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson writes that with Tony DeAngelo on his left, there’s no excuses for Trouba to have a repeat of last season (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the blue vs white scrimmage the Blueshirts conducted yesterday (LoHud)
  • Sean Crimmins sees the Brady Skjei debacle as a learning the Rangers can use as K’Andre Miller develops (The Hockey Writers)
  • Alex Smith believes there’s value to be had in wagering money on David Quinn’s squad this season (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • John Fischer reports that the New Jersey Devils agreed to a one year, $2 million contract with defenseman Sami Vatanen (All About The Jersey)
  • Pierre LeBrun relays word that the St. Louis Blues are expected to sign forward Mike Hoffman, currently attending camp on a PTO, to a one year deal prior to opening night (TSN)
  • Justin Bourne examines the favorites to win individual NHL awards and parses out where value could be found (Sportsnet)