Bantering Points: 9/16/18

With the Rangers’ training camp attendees hitting the ice for practice and the first pre-season game taking place tomorrow, Bantering Points are back. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that the Rangers are likely to enter the regular season without a captain for the first time since 2005 (NY Post)
  • Brooks also chatted with Adam McQuaid about his expectations moving from one of the NHL’s elite teams to a potential cellar dweller (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson asks five questions about the team as training camp gets underway (Newsday)
  • Stephenson also sat down with Henrik Lundqvist to discuss his thoughts on the team moving forward, and his feelings heading into the season (Newsday)
  • David Quinn will be preaching speed and physicality as two core principle of his version of New York Rangers Hockey going forward (NY Daily News)
  • Nicholas Zararis thinks that having low expectations will help Blueshirts’ fans cope with the upcoming season (Blue Line Station)
  • Sam Prevot previews what Chris Kreider can bring to the table during the 2018-19 campaign (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro argues that the organization’s newly found focus on development doesn’t quite mean instant NHL time for prospects (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also examined what the Rangers can do to exceed expectations of a meaningless season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Rick Carpiniello pinpoint$ the relation$hip between Henrik Lundqvi$t and David Quinn a$ the mo$t critical one for the upcoming $eason (The Athletic)
  • Frank Curto highlights how Mika Zibanejad knows his 3rd season on Broadway needs to be a big one (Elite Sports NY)
  • Media Availability: Henrik Lundqvist (7:08) and David Quinn (5:50) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors the first edition of 31 Thoughts of the 2018-19 season (Sportsnet)
  • Rory Boylen examines the pre-season favorites to win the Calder Memorial trophy as the league’s top rookie (Sportsnet)
  • Ian Mendes discusses how Erik Karlsson’s unceremonious exit from Ottawa was just another in a long line of executive decisions that left the Senators’ fanbase broken hearted (TSN)
  • Sie Mosely dives into how Sharks’ general manager Doug Wilson managed to fleece the Senators for the second time in a summer (Fear The Fin)
  • Adam Gretz takes a look at the seven RFA’s that remain unsigned with training camps across the league underway (NBC Sports)
  • Gretz also pondered what the Detroit Red Wings’ plans are moving forward without former captain Henrik Zetterberg in the fold (NBC Sports)/