Bantering Points: 10/9/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Colin Stephenson suggests that in spite of three consecutive losses, Rangers fans shouldn’t lose patience (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett evaluates what we’ve learned after watching the Rangers lose two games in a shade over 24 hours (WFAN)
  • Dave Shapiro breaks down the David Quinn defensive system that’s allowed 12 goals against goaltenders over the first three games (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Drew McCaffrey argues that Tony DeAngelo should be in the lineup on a regular basis (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis examines how New York can maximize the value of their trade assets as the season progresses (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello note$ that the $elective wheel of ju$tice i$ back in $tyle behind the Ranger$’ bench, and Kevin $hattenkirk wa$ the mo$t recent victim (The Athletic)
  • Prospect Report: Igor Shesterkin, Vitali Kravtsov, and Joey Keane were the Blueshirts’ prospects three stars of the week (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz pinpoints franchise center Matthew Barzal as a reason for Islanders’ fans to hold out hope in the face of prolonged mediocrity (NBC Sports)
  • Daniel Goffenberg reports that the Islanders’ matchup with the Erik Karlsson-led San Jose Sharks wasn’t a strong draw, as less than 8,800 fans attended yesterday’s game in Brooklyn (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost breaks down how the Sharks have deployed their cavalcade of elite defenseman through the first week of the season (TSN)/