Bantering Points: 3/11/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks notes that after scoring his first NHL goal, Libor Hajek’s first professional season has likely come to a close due to separating his shoulder shortly after scoring (NY Post)
  • Brooks also hears that despite rumors of a swift arrival from Russia, Vitaly Kravtsov’s North American debut could come later rather than sooner (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that even with the playoffs out of reach, Kevin Shattenkirk will be laying it all on the line during the final month of the season (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro argues that Filip Chytil and Tony Deangelo’s developmental progress under David Quinn is a point in Quinn’s favor (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus pens an ode to the late, great Harry Howell (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Obernauer went more in depth on Howell’s storied career (Official Team Site)
  • Glen Sather released the team’s official statement on Howell’s passing (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien saw that Vegas Golden Knights’ goaltender Malcolm Subban received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for arguing a call during last night’s 6-3 loss against the Calgary Flames (NBC Sports)
  • As one of the top issues heading into the next round of CBA negotiations, the NHL and its Players Association have been attempting to find a middle ground on escrow (Sportsnet)
  • Sam McCaig examines the leading scorers of all 31 teams (The Hockey News)/