Bantering Points: 9/22/17

News and notes for Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The Rangers are headed up to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport today, as they'll take on the New York Islanders in yet another intense pre-season contest. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis chatted with Kevin Shattenkirk about the pressure he'll face once the regular season begins (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay heard from Pavel Buchnevich about his second training camp with the team, as well as his goal of staying healthy (Newsday)
  • David Bruce argues why Filip Chytil should crack New York's opening night roster (Blue Line Station)
  • Jenifer Moglia lists the top five games to look forward to on the Rangers' schedule (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto notes that Chytil will have another chance to wow the coaching staff tonight in Bridgeport (Elite Sports NY)
  • In addition to being Henrik Lundqvist's understudy, Ondrej Pavelec has taken on the role of a mentor for his teenage countryman Filip Chytil (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Alain Vigneault (5:31) and Brady Skjei (3:22)
  • He came to camp looking for a spot in 2015, but was beat out by Raphael Diaz and Dylan McIlrath before getting cut. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Brett Bellemore (Wikipedia)/

Around the NHL:

  • Cam Tucker passes along the latest twist in the Joffrey Lupul saga, as the Toronto Maple Leafs' forward will receive an independent medical exam to determine his status (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost dives into the numbers to pinpoint players who might be capable of bounce back seasons (TSN)
  • Frank Seravaill got a handful of NHL players to admit the fact that they hate things about the game of hockey that they don't fully understand (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Franklin Steele presents one pressing question for each NHL franchise (FanRag)
  • Jeremy Davis breaks down how evaluating prospects has evolved from simply watching them and looking at counting stats (Canucks Army)
  • Greg Wyshynski reports that free agent forward Jaromir Jagr will announce his plans for the 17-18 season on October 5th (Puck Daddy)/

Do you know who the former Ranger in the picture is?