Bantering Points: 3/9/20

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • As a sign of appreciation for their work during the rebuild, Jeff Gorton and Chris Drury have been signed to contract extensions (NY Post)
  • Peter Botte hears that the Rangers, Devils, and Islanders have closed off their locker room to the media as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus outbreak (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro discusses how Chris Kreider’s injury has exposed the Blueshirts’ lack of forward depth (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus ponders if a tough road trip could be the wake-up call that David Quinn’s squad is in need of (Blue Line Station)/

Around the NHL:

  • Sam McCaig takes a look at the best rookie goaltenders to make their NHL debuts this season (The Hockey News)
  • Carolina Hurricanes forward Morgan Geekie scored two goals and added an assist, as he helped Carolina defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 6-2 margin (Sportsnet)
  • Victor Hedman will be evaluated by the Tampa Bay Lightning’s medical staff after suffering a lower body injury on Saturday night (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz highlights the Colorado Avalanche’s goaltending as the surprising strength of their team (NBC Sports)/