Bantering Points: 10/15/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that some of the team’s younger players have benefited from David Quinn’s presence behind the bench (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis explores some of the early season moves that have put the Rangers into a 1-4 hole (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson points to New York’s lack of offense as a critical reason to their slow start (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro examines Jesper Fast’s role as a jack of all trades in the lineup (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also pondered if Marc Staal’s status as the de facto captain will keep him in the lineup as long as he remains healthy (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis pens the 719360458248132842069th annual edition of “How can the Rangers fix their power play?” (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce gives an update on Igor Shestyorkin’s strong start to the 2018-19 KHL season (Blue Line Station)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers another prospect update, with bits on K’Andre Miller, Riley Hughes, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Prospect Report: Lias Andersson, K’Andre Miller, and Igor Shestyorkin have been named the the three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck examines how the Carolina Hurricanes’ record is finally starting to reflect their years of being a dominant team in the league (NBC Sports)
  • Mike Johnston reports that Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward William Nylander has not asked for a trade, and has not actively been shopped by Toronto (Sportsnet)
  • Isabelle Khurshudyan sat down with Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson to discuss the pain and agony he’s gone through due to being away from his teammates after getting suspended for 20 games (Washington Post)
  • Travis Yost breaks down the wackiness behind some of the more bizarre storylines of the young season (TSN)/