Bantering Points: 10/25/16

The first edition of Bantering Points of the season. Enjoy!

Rangers News:

  • Sean Hartnett discusses Dan Girardi, and the value he still brings to the Rangers blue line. (CBS)
  • Dave Shapiro sees that with Dan Girardi healthy and in the lineup once again, the Rangers defense corps is in rough shape. (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Larry Brooks notes that extra time in the film room over the summer has helped the Rangers' Centers improve in an area of weakness. (NY Post)
  • Peter Botte steps back and examines how Josh Jooris' first goal as a Ranger may not be enough to for him to keep his roster spot. (NY Daily News)
  • Pierre LeBrun believes the Rangers will do "everything they can" to improve their defense corps before the trade deadline. (via Chris Nichols on Twitter)
  • Kevin Paul Dupont dives into the Bruins goalie situation, and how it might lead to Malcolm Subban's 2nd NHL start on Wednesday against the Rangers. (Boston Globe)
  • Andrew Gross talks with former Ranger Eric Staal on what he thought of playing in New York and why it didn't work out during his time in the city. (LoHud)
  • Rangers prospect update: Brad Morrison, Ty Ronning, and Sergei Zborovskiy are the Three Stars of the Week. (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • DTM About Heart gives a primer on his new WAR model, and it's advantages over the current stats used in the analytics community. (Hockey Graphs)
  • Mike Halford reports on yesterday's waiver transactions, with Jamie McBain, Steve Bernier, and Milan Michalek hitting the waiver wire, while Ben Smith was claimed by his former team. (NBC Sports)
  • Bob McKenzie chatted with former NHLer Mike Commodore about his new job as an Uber driver, and how it's helping him keep busy in post-retirement. (TSN)
  • Scott Burnside sits down with Bill Foley about his experience as a team owner so far and his confidence in how well Las Vegas will do when they enter the league next season. (ESPN)
  • A couple of former Rangers had exceptional weeks, as Cam Talbot and Artem Anisimov were joined by Mike Green as the NHL's Three Stars of the Week. (NHL)/