Bantering Points: 1/8/19

Here are today’s news and links:

  • Colin Stephenson relays word from James Dolan’s appearance at Rangers’ practice, and his rare words on the state of the NHL’s most valuable franchise that he happens to own (Newsday)
  • Larry Brooks details how David Quinn is trying to get his squad back to playing winning hockey (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett ponders whether or not the Blueshirts have officially hit rock bottom (WFAN)
  • Rob Celletti opines how 2018 was a disastrous calendar year for the Rangers’ organization and their team direction (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus offers some lessons to take away from last year’s trade deadline fire sale (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also delivered an update on the team’s current playoff chances and draft lottery projections (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna argues that the time for New York to continue their rebuild has come (Elite Sports NY)
  • Prospect Report: While two of the Rangers’ prospects helped their native countries earn medals at the WJC, the rest of the organizations prospects continued grinding wth their current teams (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Eric Engels chatted with Montreal Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin to discuss Carey Price’s health, Montreal’s trade deadline approach, and more (Sportsnet)
  • Mats Zuccarello and Patrick Maroon are shaping up to be two of the premier names on a relatively shallow market for rental wingers (TSN)
  • Via r/Hockey, P.K. Subban sent an inspirational video message to a 13 year old African-American hockey player dealing with the racism he and others face (Reddit)/