Bantering Points: 9/22/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Colin Stephenson spoke with Kevin Shattenkirk about his anticipation towards returning to New York’s lineup for the first time since January (Newsday)
  • Dominick Renna breaks down how young phenoms Filip Chytil and Lias Andersson could both crack the Blueshirts’ opening night lineup (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro answers questions about Henrik Lundqvist, the rag-tag group of defenseman playing in front of him, Artemi Panarin, and more (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also pondered what the Rangers should do with Mats Zuccarello moving forward (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus argues that Ty Ronning will be better served spending time with the Hartford Wolfpack rather than making the jump from juniors to the NHL (Blue Line Station)
  • Karly Redpath previews what Henrik Lundqvist can bring to the table throughout the 2018-19 campaign (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis previews today’s contest against the New York Islanders, which will fittingly take place in Bridgeport (Blue Line Station)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (7:26) (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • The Calgary Flames unveiled their new alternate jersey, and it’s a familiar one (BarDown)
  • Frank Seravalli attempts to set reasonable expectations for Los Angeles Kings’ forward Ilya Kovalchuk (TSN)
  • Rory Boylen reflects on some RFA’s who have held out into training camp in seasons’ past and how they fared after returning to their team’s lineup (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton lists five players who could be ready for bounce back seasons (The Hockey News)/