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Bantering Points: 2/20/17

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News and notes for Monday, February 20th, 2017

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The Rangers continued their recent home ice dominance yesterday, knocking off the NHL-leading Washington Capitals by a 2-1 margin. With another two points in the books, New York will have the day off before welcoming Claude Julien and the Montreal Canadiens into Madison Square Garden. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Anthony Duclair of the Arizona Coyotes are two names that the Islanders could be interested in as the trade deadline (TSN)
  • Matt Larkin chatted with former Rangers franchise icon Eric Staal about his welcome to the NHL moment, the pros and cons of being an NHL player, and more (The Hockey News)
  • Greg Wyshynski dives into why teams are struggling after their bye week, and what the league could do about it (Puck Daddy)