Bantering Points: 12/2/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks highlights how Brady Skjei’s return to form has helped the Rangers as of late (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses the impact David Quinn’s center shuffle has had on his squad (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus previews the slate of games New York will play as December begins (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also names some reasons to believe in the Blueshirts’ playoff hopes (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto relays word that HHoF member and former Rangers’ forward Guy LaFleur underwnt surgery on his lungs, and is currently recovering (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien reports that unsigned restricted free agents Jesse Puljujarvi and Julius Honka will not skate in the NHL this season after failing to sign contract prior to yesterday’s 5 P.M. deadline (NBC Sports)
  • Connor McDavid (EDM), Nathan MacKinnon (COL) and Patrick Kane (CHI) have been named the league’s three stars of the month (Sportsnet)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets’ defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the next four weeks with a shoulder injury (TSN)
  • Steven Ellis lists five players around the league that need to snap out of their early season funks (The Hockey News)/