Bantering Points: 1/24/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks examines the logjam the Blueshirts will have once Neal Pionk returns to full health (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro examines how the Rangers match up with the Colorado Avalanche as trading partners (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also sat down with Ricky Milliner to discuss the Hartford Wolfpack’s season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • David Bruce believes that nearly eleven months after sending Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller to Tampa Bay, the team might already be regretting doing so (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus highlights how Mars Zuccarello’s resurgence as his days on Broadway appear to be numbered (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also broke down how much “loser points” for making it beyond regulation impact the standings (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto lists the top fifteen Rangers defenseman dating back to 1972 (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dominick Renna hands out first half report cards to New York’s defensemen and coaching staff (Elite Sports NY)
  • Connor Loucks and Fraser Weir chatted with Joey Keane about his status since being traded to OHL London and playing and living alongside his younger brother (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien ponders where the Edmonton Oilers will go from here in the wake of firing former general manager Peter Chiarelli (NBC Sports)
  • Anaheim Ducks forward will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign following surgery to repair a torn labrum (TSN)
  • Gary Bettman revealed why the league and its players decided against having a World Cup of Hockey in 2020 (Sportsnet)/