Bantering Points: 2/12/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce notes that as the Rangers head into the stretch run, David Quinn feels he’s getting more out of Jimmy Vesey than ever before (NY Post)
  • Joyce also pondered if the value Adam McQuaid has on the trade market means more to the Rangers than the impact he could have on Brady Skjei for the final two months of the season (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks relays word that after awkwardly slamming feet first into the boards, K’Andre Miller will be OK in the long run (NY Post)
  • Anthony Reiber heard from Alexandar Georgiev at the team’s first practice since his record-breaking performance against the Toronto Maple Leafs (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro believes that Jeff Gorton should take advantage Vesey’s recent performance and explore the trade market for him (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also questioned whether or not building a hockey team from the goaltender out is an outdated method of roster construction (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Thomas Conroy notes hat 25 years after calling the Blueshirts’ most recent Stanley Cup victory, Sam Rosen’s iconic phrase isn’t the only thing that’s lasted a lifetime (The Hockey Writers)
  • David Bruce examines Vitaly Kravtsov’s near future as his KHL regular season is nearing the end (Blue Line Station)
  • John Barone discusses Brady Skjei’s future on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • $hayna Goldman take$ a look at the Ranger$ mo$t valuable trade chip$ and determine$ whether or not the potential deal$ would ju$tify their return$ (The Athletic)
  • Media Availability: Alexandar Georgiev (1:29) and Kevin Shattenkirk (1:51) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Eric Engels argues that the Montreal Canadiens’ recent acquisitions of Dale Weise and Nate Thompson serve as prototypical depth moves teams need to make as they gear up for a playoff push (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost dives into how the Edmonton Oilers are letting Connor McDavid’s generational performance be for naught (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton writes that a late season surge from the St. Louis Blues has thrust interim head coach Craig Berube into the pack of an unexpectedly interesting race for the Jack Adams Award/