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Bantering Points: 10/20/21

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New York Rangers v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker highlights for what seems to be the umpteenth year in a row, the Blueshirts are struggling in the faceoff circle (NY Post)
  • Walker also argues that relying on Igor Shesterkin to bail them out on a nightly basis isn’t a winning strategy for the long term (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson examines the potential of keeping Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin together after the pair were moved to the same line on Monday (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano has five thoughts on the state of the team as they prepare for tomorrow night’s meeting with the Nashville Predators (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate pinpoints Chris Kreider as a player the Blueshirts will need to step up in the wake of their recent injuries (The Hockey Writers)
  • Arthur Staple goes in-depth on why the situation between Vitali Kravtsov and the organization has reached the point of no return (The Athletic)

Around the NHL: