Bantering Points: 10/29/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: LAK 4, NYR 3 (3:51 video via
  • Game Recap: A blown two goal lead and a game winning goal from Alec Martinez reminded Rangers’ fans of the days these two teams played for the Stanley Cup rather than 30th place in the standings (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks noted that David Quinn was looking for a domino effect from his latest line combinations (NY Post)
  • Brooks also highlighted the Rangers’ unusually high number of penalties for too many men on the ice (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson points out that each Ranger who scored yesterday tallied their first goal of the season (Newsday)
  • Karly Redpath reflects on Rick Nash and how underappreciated he was (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis ponders what the Blueshirts would look like if team owner James Dolan was hands-on as he is with the New York Knicks (Blue Line Station)
  • Andrew Chodes dissects New York’s 4-3 loss at the Staples Center (Blueshirts Nation)
  • Postgame Notes: Neal Pionk had a banner day yesterday, leading the team in hits, blocked shots, and ice time (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (2:01) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Mark Borowiecki was thrown out of his first game back from a suspension last night (NBC Sports)
  • Chris Johnston reports that Gary Bettman is set to announce partnerships with sports gambling entities in the wake of America’s nationwide legalization of sports betting (Sportsnet)
  • Edmonton Oilers’ forward Zack Kassian has received permission to seek a trade out of Edmonton, joining Kevin Hayes as another forward likely to be on the move (Sportsnet)
  • Greg Wyshynski chatted with Dallas Stars’ goaltender Ben Bishop about his opinion on analytical goalie metrics, as well as Emmanuel Perry’s (Manny Elk, creator of Corsica) response (ESPN)/