Bantering Points: 9/30/17

News and notes for Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discovered why Filip Chytil has decided to keep the number 72 that was assigned to him at the onset of training camp (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett notes that despite strong efforts in camp from Chytil and Lias Andersson, there was only room for one teenage center (CBS)
  • Dave Shapiro attempts to set reasonable expectations for Filip Chytil's rookie season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis lists five things the Rangers need to go their way in order to have a successful season (Blue Line Station)
  • Josh Lipman discusses how the Blueshirts will get more out of Ryan McDonagh now that the team's captain is no longer saddled with a liability as a defensive partner (Blue Line Station)
  • Shayna Goldman previews Henrik Lundqvist and Ondrej Pavelec for the upcoming season (FanRag)
  • Kevin DeLury offers his thoughts on the team's roster cuts from Thursday (The Sports Daily)
  • Frank Curto takes a look at one of New York's biggest individual question marks (Elite Sports NY)
  • Matt Calamia notes that Alain Vigneault elected to try and reignite some of the team's chemistry from last year with two familiar forward lines (Official Team Site)
  • Calamia also delivered a short prospect update, with bits on Tim Gettinger and Patrik Virta (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Scott Arniel (7:58) and Henrik Lundqvist (2:54) (Video via Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Lambert made his predictions for the Western Conference (Puck Daddy)
  • Paul Campbell compares Henrik Lundqvist's goaltending style with that of Los Angeles Kings' starter Jonathan Quick's (The Hockey News)
  • Ross from SSS passes along word that the Ottawa Senators agreed to a two year, $9.5 million contract with goaltender Craig Anderson (Silver Seven Sens)
  • Andrew Berkshire ranks the top 23 left wingers since the 2014-15 season (Sportsnet)
  • Raphielle Johnson reports the St. Louis Cardinals of the MLB wore St. Louis Blues-esque batting practice uniforms prior to last night's game (FanRag)
  • Happy birthday to former Ranger Ryane Clowe, who turns 35 today, has an "e" in his first name for some reason and had a great debut for the team back in 2013 (Youtube)/

What do you remember most about Ryane Clowe's time as a Ranger?

The memorable debut against Pittsburgh (2 Goals, 1 Assist, +2)70
The horrible trade that brought him here (2nd, 3rd, and 5th Round Picks for a player with 0-11-11 in 28 prior games that season)136
The concussion that derailed his stretch run and resulted in him going 1-4-5 in his final 13 games, only 2 of which were playoff games79