Bantering Points: 2/19/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis relays word that after the 2nd period of Sunday’s game, head referee Francois St. Laurent apologized to David Quinn for the quality of officiating (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also heard that Brady Skjei is slated to return to New York’s lineup sooner rather than later (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Henrik Lundqvist has been putting in more time at practice recently as he looks to re-discover his game (Newsday)
  • Pat Keogh highlights New York’s performance against the Sabres as what to look forward to so long as David Quinn stays behind the bench (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Dominck Renna argues that despite their many similarities, Quinn and Alain Vigneault are two very different coaches (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jackie Spiegel lists four possible suitors for Mats Zuccarello’s services at the trade deadline (Sporting News)
  • Prospect Report: Igor Shesterkin, Vitali Kravtsov, and Tarmo Reunanen have been named the organization’s three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Brady Skjei (0:55) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Iain MacIntyre discusses how less than seven months after signing an $8 million contract with Jeff Gorton’s Rangers, Ryan Spooner’s NHL career is on the line in Vancouver (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost argues that with noting to gain and everything to lose, deadline sellers shouldn’t be risking the health of their top assets leading up to a trade (TSN)
  • After being held out of games due to lingering injury concerns by the team’s owner for over a year, Jaromir Jagr returned to the ice for HC Kladno of the Czech 2nd tier league (NBC Sports)
  • Jared Clinton reminisces on five of the worst trade deadline flops in recent memory. And yes, Eric Staal’s stint on Broadway makes the list (The Hockey News)/