Bantering Points: 11/1/17

If there was ever a game that could bring out the Rangers true identity, it was last night’s contest. With their coach’s job likely hanging in the balance, the Rangers locker room came together during the second intermission and made a decision: They would not let their coach lose his job. An inspired third period effort propelled the team to a comeback win over the Vegas Golden Knights, and the team’s thoughts and emotions were on display Just a passing glance into any player’s eyes was enough to know they went out and played for the man behind the bench, the man who’s taken rosters with questionable talent and made them greater than the sum of their parts. The players wouldn’t allow themselves to let their coach down. Last night’s win was for Alain Vigneault, plain and simple Here are today’s news and links:

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Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Lambert dives into the three teams quickly emerging as the class of NCAA hockey (Puck Daddy)
  • Paul Campbell analyzes what separates goaltenders Mike Smith and Carey Price’s puck handling abilities from each other, as well as the rest of the NHL (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost examines players with decreased usage and roles that could be on the mover sooner rather than later (TSN)
  • Shawn Thornton takes us off the ice and explores who some of the toughest people in his life really were (The Players Tribune)/