Bantering Points: 1/30/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: PHI 1, NYR 0 (Video via
  • Game Recap: New York’s offensive ineptness allowed Anthony Stolarz to record his first NHL shutout in over two years (NY Daily News)
  • Nicholas Zararis discusses what fans can glean from David Quinn’s recent interview with Larry Brooks (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also examines Pavel Buchnevich’s place within Quinn’s system and what last night’s healthy scratch means going forward (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro hands out report cards to the Rangers’ goaltenders, coaches, and front office staff (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Dominick Renna lists three players who could benefit from a fresh start now that the second half of the season is underway (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jordan Goldberg ponders what the Blueshirts should do with Brendan Smith and his problematic contract (The Hockey Writers)
  • Tom Castro argues that organization should avoid buying out any of their aging defenders (The Hockey Writers)/

Around the NHL:

  • Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Chuck Fletcher stated that he will not be trading Claude Giroux, even as the Flyers languish towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien relays word that Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Artemi Panarin received a “smattering” of boos in the team’s first game back since confirming his unwillingness to negotiate a new contract with Columbus until the offseason (NBC Sports)
  • Nashville Predators’ forward Austin Watson has been suspended in definitely and placed in a substance abuse program to deal with his alcohol abuse (TSN)/