Bantering Points: 10/26/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CHI 4, NYR 1 (4:40 video via
  • Game Recap: A vintage performance from Henrik Lundqvist was the only thing that kept the  Blackhawks from running away on the scoreboard (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis relays word that David Quinn lamented his team’s compete level after watching Chicago skate circles around his team (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also discussed how Adam McQuaid’s lower-body injury could be the opportunity Tony DeAngelo has been looking for (NY Post)
  • Stephenson also heard from Filip Chytil about his lack of goals through ten games (Newsday)
  • Colin Stephenson argues that Neal Pionk’s play has been better since spending a night in the press box (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his take on the disparity between how Pionk looks on the ice vs how the metrics reflect his actual performance (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Gary Knight believes that Filip Chytil would be better off remaining in the NHL throughout his sophomore campaign (Elite Sports NY)
  • David Bruce makes his case for Chytil staying on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis thinks that acquiring William Nylander, a 22 year old forward on the verge if stardom, would go against everything the rebuild stands for (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also juxtaposed New York’s rebuild with that of the current Chicago Blackhawks, comparing it favorably to the one that’s coming on the heels of three Stanley Cup championships in six seasons (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: Neal Pionk led all skaters with six blocked shots and four hits (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn,(2:40) Henrik Lundqvist,(3:09) and Chris Kreider (2:21) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien reports that Gary Bettman upheld the 20 game suspension of Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson, who will likely seek the opinion of an independent arbitrator (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost breaks down why the Vegas Golden Knights decision to sign defenseman Nate Schmidt to a six year, $35.4 million extension is a fair deal for both sides (TSN)
  • Rory Boylen examines which rookies approaching the ten game mark will stay beyond that threshold and begin their entry level contracts (Sportsnet)/