Bantering Points: 11/3/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 2, CAR 1 (5:03 video via

Game Recap: The Blueshirts earned an important win in divisional play by knocking off the Hurricanes, but injuries to Adam Fox and Filip Chytil put a damper on the long term outlook of the season (CBS)

Larry Brooks details how when the chips are down, Igor Shesterkin’s presence in goal gives the Blueshirts an edge that few teams in the league can compare with (NY Post)

Brooks also notes that the injuries to Fox and Chytil could put the Rangers’ suspect depth to the test if either player were to miss an extended period of time (NY Post)

Neil Best heard tales from former Blueshirts’ head coach Bryan Trottier, as well as Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello, about their memories of playing outdoors in anticipation of the Stadium Series clash between the Rangers and Islanders (Newsday)

Tom Castro points to a sense of newfound resiliency as a key to the team’s undefeated five game road trip (The Hockey Writers)

Brendan Azoff discusses how even in spite of New York’s strong start to the season, the lack of offensive production is a concern (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple dove into the number$ behind the Blue$hirt$’ performance prior to la$t night’$ victory (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Eric Engels goes in-depth on the debate surrounding former #1 overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky and whether or not the Montreal Canadiens should send him down to AHL Laval (Sportsnet)

Pierre LeBrun heard from Phil Kessel about the three time Stanley Cup champion’s surprise to have not signed on with a new team as of now (TSN)