Bantering Points: 2/1/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, NJD 3 (4:40 video via
  • Game Recap: A hat trick from Mika Zibanejad, helped erase a two goal deficit and earn the Rangers two points in Newark (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks notes that even if amidst the organizational chaos surrounding him, Marc Staal still controls his personal situation (NY Post)
  • Brooks also relayed word that Tony DeAngelo’s stint in the press box was due to a “maturity issue” that David Quinn is attempting to solve (NY Post)
  • Sean Leahy ponders if Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes are playing out their final days on Broadway (NBC Sports)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his take on the Pavel Buchnevich conundrum (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Dominick Renna examines the options the team has as they figure out if and where Buchnevich has a place in the future of the organization (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Stevenson threw his hat into the ring of figuring out how the Rangers should handle Buchnevich (Puck Prose)
  • Jordan Goldberg makes three bold predictions for the rest of the Blueshirts’ season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Tom Albano suggests that New York’s variety of rental options could make them a one stop shop for prospective buyers as the trade deadline approaches (The Hockey Writers)
  • Nicholas Zarairs explains what a potential sellers market could mean as the trade deadline begins drawing closer (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: Mika Zibanejad became the first Ranger to score a road hat trick against the Devils since Mark Messier’s Game 6 guarantee nearly 25 years ago (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn,(2:44) Henrik Lundqvist,(3:43) and Mika Zibanejad (2:04) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz reports that 1,046 game veteran and 2015 Stanley Cup champion Antoine Vermette announced his retirement from hockey (NBC Sports)
  • Rory Boylen demonstrates what last year’s trade deadline tells us about the trade value of 1st round selections in the Entry Draft (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli released the newest edition of TSN’s trade bait board (TSN)/