Bantering Points: 10/27/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, EDM 0 (4:41 video via

Game Recap: New York’s defense led the way in Edmonton as the team shut out the vaunted Oilers offense, and saw multiple defenseman record multi point efforts in the win (CBS)

Mollie Walker notes that with another strong performance out of Jonathan Quick, any concerns that his preseason struggles would carry over into the regular season should be a thing of the past (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from Chris Kreider prior to last night’s game about the team’s continued need to improve even as the wins start to pile up (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano points to the Rangers’ use of multiple forechecking systems depending on the game state as one of the reasons behind their early season success (LoHud)

Mercogliano also offered his takeaways from New York’s victory in Edmonton (LoHud)

Tom Castro points to Will Cuylle’s contributions as a bright spot on the third forward line (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Restricted free agent forward Shane Pinto, whose rights are held by the Ottawa Senators, has been suspended 41 games for violating the NHL’s gambling policy (NBC Sports)

Veteran NHLer Zack Kassian announced his retirement from the league (TSN)

Ryan Dixon offers a frightening thought for each team around the league amidst his power rankings (Sportsnet)