Bantering Points: All In For Dahlin Edition

News and notes for Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Henrik Lunqdvist had his second rough outing in as many games, as the former franchise pillar was pulled after recording a .706 save percentage and giving up five goals in the first period en route to an 8-5 drubbing in Toronto. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: TOR 8, NYR 5 (Video via
  • Justin Tasch recaps last night’s defeat at the Air Canada Centre (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis hears that Jesper Fast has been in contact with former Ranger Oscar Lindberg about recovering from hip surgery (NY Post)
  • Ben Harff recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 5-4 opening night loss to the Charlotte Checkers (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Karly Redpath wonders if Marc Staal’s style of play will be his downfall as an NHL-caliber defenseman (Blue Line Station)
  • Brandon Cohen argues that Filip Chytil must be given ice time if the Rangers are going to keep him lineup (Blue Line Station)
  • Tom Castro questions if the Rangers are ready for Micheal Grabner to see a dip in production (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers another prospect update, with bits on Ty Ronning, Sean Day, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Postgame Notes: Mats Zuccarello continued his success against the Maple Leafs, as his four point night gives him 19 in his last nine games against Toronto (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Hannah Stuart projects how a number of rookies will fare in their first NHL seasons (FanRag)
  • James O’Brien reports that Washington Capitals superstar forward Alex Ovechkin is back, as the greatest goal scorer in league history has now scored seven goals in his first two games (NBC Sports)
  • Sean McIndoe thinks people could be underestimating how good Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid already is (Sportsnet)
  • Justin Cuthbert has five initial thoughts about the Vegas Golden Knights (Puck Daddy)
  • The cultural revolution in Sunrise, Florida continued yesterday, as Dale Tallon reached an agreement with defenseman Mike Matheson on an 8 year, $39 million contract extension (TSN)/