Bantering Points: 9/18/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, NJD 3 (3:54 video via
  • Game Recap: The Rangers’ young players starred as Pavel Buchnevich, Lias Andersson, and Neal Pionk all scored en route to an overtime victory in Newark (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis argues that Marc Staal will be leaned on as the steady veteran New York’s group of young defenseman will need to rely on (NY Post)
  • Rebecca Rosenberg reports that the wife of Boston Bruins’ great and one-time Ranger Brian Leetch appeared in court after an assault incident in July (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw last night’s action as an opportunity for Marek Mazanec to stake his claim as the Blueshirts’ backup goaltender (Newsday)
  • Pat Keogh declares that in spite of a poor start to his time on Broadway, Vladislav Namestnikov’s play will be a non-issue moving forward (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis highlights Mika Zibanejad’s injury scare as one of the unfortunate mishaps that can occur during training camp (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also believes that the franchise’s 28th captain isn’t currently on their projected roster (Blue Line Station)
  • Drew Way goes in-depth on the “KZB Line” and what makes that trio work so well together (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (2:34) and Lias Andersson (2:57) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz lists the top ten players who could be on the move prior to this season’s trade deadline (NBC Sports)
  • Former Rangers’ scout and current Ottawa Senators’ GM Pierre Dorion spoke in the wake of trading away Erik Karlsson, stating that his team “didn’t want to get nothing” for their former franchise pillar (Sportsnet)
  • The Florida Panthers stripped 610 game veteran forward Derek MacKenzie of the team captaincy, and named Aleksander Barkov the 10th captain in franchise history (TSN)/