Bantering Points: 10/27/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Sean Hartnett writes that of all the issues currently plaguing the Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist’s play isn’t one of them (WFAN)
  • Colin Stephenson heard from various team members about their frustration over the lack of offensive production (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro offered his thoughts after the first 10 games of the season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Brain Paget argues that David Quinn needs to give his younger players more opportunities (Elite Sports NY)
  • Nicholas Zararis believes that Jeff Gorton erred in waiving Matt Beleskey and demoting him to the AHL (Blue Line Station)
  • Drew McCaffrey examines New York’s options to round out their secondary powerplay unit (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus ponders who the Rangers should utilize as their regular shootout options (Blue Line Station)/

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck relays word that Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson will appeal his 20 game suspension to a neutral arbitrator after Gary Bettman upheld the league’s initial ruling (NBC Sports)
  • John Ziegler, the NHL’s fourth President, serving from 1977-1984, passed away at age 84 (TSN)
  • Rory Boylen examines where the Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche stand as the one year anniversary of the Matt Duchene trade approaches (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton details how Buffalo Sabres’ forward Jeff Skinner has seized the opportunity of a fresh start in a contract year (The Hockey News)/