Bantering Points: 12/18/17

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Justin Tasch believes that in spite of their inconsistencies, the Rangers have a chance at playing hockey deep into the spring (NY Daily News)
  • Dave Shapiro recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 1*-1 game against the Springfield Tunderbirds from Saturday night (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Victoria Ranieri examines how certain players’ performance over the last week as affected their stock (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna names three stars from the team’s last week of games (Elite Sports NY)
  • Phil Kocher reviews the notable events surrounding the Rangers and the rest of the NHL over the last week (Cleared For Contact)
  • Gare Joyce details how Henrik and Joel Lundqvist’s lives would have been drastically different if not for hockey (Sportsnet)/

Around the NHL:

  • Predictions for the NHL’s Next 100 Years, including a 2021 Stanley Cup for the Devils, Wayne Gretzky’s points record being broken in 2082, and a woman playing in the NHL by 2092 headline the list (
  • James O’Brien questions whether or not Washington Capitals’ forward Alex Ovechkin is clutch (NBC Sports)
  • Sam McCaig hands out grades for each team’s performance through the first portion of the 17-18 season (The Hockey News)/