Bantering Points: 10/31/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3*, SJS 3 (4:53 video via
  • Game Recap: A 6-on-5 goal against in the dying seconds of the third led to the Rangers playing San Jose to a draw after 65:00 of hockey (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks writes that a change in coaches hasn’t resulted in a change in attitude from New York’s most talented Russian (NY Post)
  • Frank Curto argues that David Quinn is responsible for his team’s lack of discipline (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dominick Renna describes how the Blueshirts have been hurting themselves over the first month of the season (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro examines the numbers behind the team’s rough start and how the players will adapt to David Quinn’s “system” moving forward (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also questioned whether or not waiting until the trade deadline to begin the fire sale is a good idea (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis argues that since the Rangers are going to be bad anyway, questioning David Quinn for making objectively bad decisions is pointless (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also relayed word that Kevin Hayes has been drawing interest on the trade market (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: It took more than three periods in both games, but the Rangers swept the season series against San Jose (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Henrik Lundqvist,(4:20) David Quinn,(2:24) and Kevin Shattenkirk (2:11) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck saw that Arizona Coyotes’ forward Derek Stepan sniped a 145 shot past Ottawa Senators’ goaltender Mike Condon to chase him from last night’s game (NBC Sports)
  • John Shannon expects that the NHL’s player tracking data will be under the microscope as legalized sports betting becomes more popular (Sportsnet)
  • Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson’s appeal of his 20 game suspension is set to take place later today (TSN)/