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Bantering Points: 1/18/22

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker chatted with Morgan Barron about the difference between this iteration of the Blueshirts compared to season’s past (NY Post)
  • Walker also notes that with more players coming off of the COVID list, Gerard Gallant will have some lineup decisions to make (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano details the story on Braden Schenider’s rise to the NHL and his successful first two games in the NHL (LoHud)
  • Leen Amin highlights Adam Fox’s performance as the Rangers’ best of the week (LoHud)
  • Matt Grazel lists three reasons why the Blueshirts should hold off on trading Alexandar Georgiev for the remainder of the season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brendan Azoff points out that Igor Shesterkin’s presence in the crease has continued the dominance from New York’s goaltenders (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Former NHL forward Reid Boucher has taken a plea deal to knock a charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct charge down to a third degree charge of the same crime (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien recaps the five goal game San Jose Sharks’ forward Timo Meier had against the Los Angeles Kings (NBC Sports)