Bantering Points: 10/19/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks muses about the state of the Rangers following two weeks and zero regulation wins since the beginning of the David Quinn era (NY Post)
  • Colin Stepheson cites ice time as the primary reason behind the team’s decision to swap backup goaltenders (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett thinks that the Blueshirts can use their overtime defeat to the Washington Capitals as a building block moving forward (WFAN)
  • Frank Curto re-hashed the latest on the mystery of Ron Duguay’s exodus from MSG Networks (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro examines how the Rangers have performed in the shot attempt battle over the last two weeks (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also recapped the Hartford’s Wolfpack’s 5-2 defeay against the Laval Rocket from Wednesday (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Drew McCaffrey reviews how some of the organization’s best prospects in Hartford have performed (Blue Line Station)
  • Victoria Ranieri relays stock reports on New York’s players from the last four games (Blue Line Station)
  • Thomas Conroy ponders of Kevin Hayes is a temporary stopgap on Broadway, or if he’s a piece of the eventual championship puzzle (The Hockey Writers)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien heard that Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland isn’t worried about eventually losing his job to Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman (NBC Sports)
  • Frank Seravalli reports that the league has become worried with the increased amount of concussions goalies have suffered in recent seasons (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston notes that RFA forward William Nylander is set to skate in Austria with Dornbirner EC while he waits to sign a contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton lists five hot starts to open the season that are unlikely to continue (The Hockey News)/