Bantering Points: 11/29/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis discusses how Marc Staal has been a calming influence on New York’s young defense corps (NY Post)
  • Peter Botte notes that the Rangers are working to improve their 5-on-6 defense before it comes back to bite them (NY Post)
  • Brain Heyman highlights how injuries to Mats Zuccarello and Vladislav Namestnikov have forced David Quinn to juggle his lines once again (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro examines the numbers behind Kevin Shattenkirk’s first seven weeks of the season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Kyle Wentworth speculates who the next call-up from the Hartford Wolfpack could be (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus lists the team’s players currently on pace for career seasons (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna thinks that Vladislav Namestnikov has been a pleasant surprise after his rough start to the season (Elite Sports NY)
  • Michael Obernauer previews tonight’s matchup in Ottawa against the Senators (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Lambert discusses how the William Nylander saga could benefit other high profile restricted free agents in the future (Puck Daddy)
  • The Philadelphia Flyers were busy yesterday, as the team waived goaltender Calvin Pickard, as well as fired assistant general manager Chris Pryor and assistant coach Gord Murphy (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli reports that a Saskatchewan judge has approved a plan regarding how to disperse the $15.2 million raised in the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash (TSN)/