Bantering Points: Nostradamus Edition

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that the Rangers are looking to give recent acquisition Ryan Strome a much-needed change of scenery (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson suggests that Brendan Smith could acquiesce David Quinn’s desire for more snarl out of his defense corps (Newsday)
  • Jack Loennecker sees that the Rangers’ rebuild doesn’t mean their issues from seasons’ past have gone away (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro argues that the time has come for the team’s defensive pairings to get shaken up (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus makes the case for expanding video review (Blue Line Station)
  • Brandon Share-Cohen offers a more neutral look at the Ryan Strome deal (The Hockey Writers)
  • Patrick Olsen offers the view of the trade from the Oilers’ perspective (Copper and Blue)/

Around the NHL:

  • Arizona Coyotes’ forward Josh Archibald has been suspended two games for illegally checking Nashville Predators’ forward Ryan Hartman in the head (NBC Sports)
  • Mike Johnston relays word that Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was voted the toughest building to play in, as voted by 61 players (Sportsnet)
  • As one of a handful of players to sit out an season over a contract dispute, former NHL forward Sean Bergenheim offered his take on the William Nylander situation (TSN)/