Bantering Points: 10/10/17

After a day off the ice, the Rangers are set to begin the Adam Cracknell era as they welcome the St. Louis Blues to Madison Square Garden. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses how New York’s newly formed top pair of Marc Staal and Ryan McDonagh wasn’t something anybody had in mind (NY Post)
  • Brooks also believes that the solution to the team’s pitiful center depth is a player they’ve been linked to in the past (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch sees Adam Cracknell’s arrival as the end of the Filip Chytil experiment (NY Daily News)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that Mika Zibanejad’s hot start to the season has the Swedish center feeling good about his decision to release a song over the summer and not training every second of every day for the season (CBS)
  • Steve Zipay reports that tickets for the 2018 Winter Classic will go on sale to the public at 10 AM on Thursday (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro noticed that Alain Vigneault has gone down the same road he’s set to take with Filip Chytil in the past (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Lou Venditti suggests that patience is key for the Rangers and Tony DeAngelo (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto reviews the Blueshirts’ first three games of the season (Elite Sports NY)
  • Pierre Lebrun think$ that Rick Na$h ha$ $omething to prove a$ a $oon to be unre$tricted free agent (The Athletic)
  • Kevin DeLury offers twelve thoughts on New York’s weekend set against the Canadian teams from the Original Six era (The Sports Daily)
  • Prospect report: Igor Shesterkin, Tim Gettinger, and Ty Ronning have been named as the Rangers’ prospects Three Stars of the Week (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Shayna Goldman ponders where the Tampa Bay Lightning would be best served playing defenseman Dan Girardi (FanRag)
  • James O’Brien passes along word that former Nashville Predators franchise icon Peter Forsberg thinks the Colorado Avalanche would be best served by sitting Matt Duchene until they trade him (NBC Sports)
  • Kristina Rutherford details how tonight’s home opener for the Vegas Golden Knights is a lot more than just a hockey game (Sportsnet)
  • Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, and Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds have been named Three Stars of the Week (TSN)/