Bantering Points: 3/8/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: DET 2*, NYR 2 (4:52 video via
  • Game Recap: In a matchup featuring the two teams tied for the least amount of ROW in the NHL, the Rangers and Red Wings found a way to remain tied after 65:00 of hockey (CBS)
  • Greg Joyce relays word that David Quinn has heard the pleas of the fans in the blue seats, and is finally doing something about it (NY Post)
  • Joyce also details how Lias Andersson’s most recent stint with AHL Hartford has made him a more complete player (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that Quinn’s decision to bench Kevin Shattenkirk was due to a “slippage” in the defenseman’s play (Newsday)
  • Rob Luker discusses how the Rangers’ deployment of their defenders is at odds with their organizational goal of evaluating their younger players (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jim Madden previews New York’s pending situation with their restricted free agents (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis examines how Tony DeAngelo’s play as of late has helped cement himself as a part of the Blueshirts’ future (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna points out that in spite of a lighter workload this season, Henrik Lundqvist has taken his reduced role in stride (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien details how the Vegas Golden Knights could come away as the biggest winners of the Seattle expansion draft in 2020 (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down why this has been the year the Carolina Hurricanes were finally able to put everything together and emerge as the dominant team they’ve truly been over the last couple of seasons (Sportsnet)
  • Two late goals allowed the Boston Bruins to extend their point streak to 18 games, improving to 14-0-4 after beating the Florida Panthers by a score of 4-3 (TSN)/