Bantering Points: 11/8/17

The Rangers are set to host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday Night Rivalry tonight. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks pinpoints two forwards who have found themselves lost on the bench in recent games (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch noticed that the Rangers are playing with a sense of confidence they didn’t have earlier in the season (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay goes in-depth on how Mika Zibanejad is a weapon on the team’s powerplay (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett argues that Chris Kreider has finally arrived (CBS)
  • Nicholas Zararis lists five players who have succeeded under Alain Vigneault (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce examines Filip Chytil’s first few weeks for the Hartford Wolfpack (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro argues that Kevin Shattenkirk has come exactly as advertised (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Scott Cullen highlights the fact that Shattenkirk leads all players on new teams in point scoring this season (TSN)
  • The BSB staff relay the conclusions they drew from the past week (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Frank Curto details how the Blueshirts have gone from lottery contenders to the thick of the playoff race (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reports that Anaheim Ducks’ captain Ryan Getzlaf will be out for the next two months as he recovers from cheek bone surgery (NBC Sports)
  • Frank Seravalli updated his trade bait list, and Buffalo Sabres’ forward Evander Kane finds himself atop the list (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton ponders if anybody will ever break Mike Modano’s record of 1.374 points scored by an American player (The Hockey News)/