Bantering Points: 12/13/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 6, SJS, 3 (4:54 video via
  • Josh Dubow recaps the Blueshirts’ 6-3 victory in the Shark Tank from earlier this morning (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis sees this year’s west coast road swing as a reminder of how far the Rangers have fallen (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also discusses the impact of Vitali Kravtsov’s pending return to North America (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson pinpoints the Ryan Strome-Artemiy Panarin pairing as one of New York’s most effective duos (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano notes that with the price of the Adam Fox trade officially locking in at two second round selections, he’s been more than worth the hefty price tag (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus writes that after a wave of NHL head coaching hires were plucked straight out of the NCAA, Quinn is the only former college coach still standing (Blue Line Station)
  • Rob Luker examines a results-based lineup possibility (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Dylan Spilko takes a look at which Blueshirts are set to exit Broadway sooner rather than later (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman juxtapo$e$ Igor $he$terkin’$ career path with $ome of the goaltender$ who have jumped acro$$ the pond in year$ pa$t (The Athletic)/

Around the NHL:

  • Matt Larkin lists the top 30 pending unrestricted free agents heading into the summer of 2020 (The Hockey News)
  • Tim Thomas detailed some of the medical horrors he’s attempted to deal with since retiring from the NHL following the 2013-14 season (Sportsnet)
  • Robby Fabbri had two pucks deflect of off defenseman Neal Pionk and into the back of the net as he helped the Detroit Red Wings end their twelve game (0-10-2) losing streak by knocking off the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-2 margin (TSN)
  • Ryan Wolfe reports that Buffalo Sabres’ defenseman Zach Bogosian has requested a trade out of Buffalo (Die By The Blade)/