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Bantering Points: 5/6/17

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News and notes for Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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With a pivotal Game 5 on the docket for the Rangers and Senators, today's matchup is the most important game either team has played this season. While the Rangers are no strangers to turning 3-2 deficits into 4-3 series victories, stealing a game on the road and sending the series back to New York with a chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Sean McIndoe examines which non-playoff teams should be willing to trade their first round pick (Sportsnet)
  • Matt Larkin names the Vegas Golden Knights next starting goaltender, along with fourteen other possibilities (The Hockey News)
  • Brian LeBlanc reports that the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a four year, $16.6 Million contract with goaltender Scott Darling (Canes Country)
  • Scott Cullen breaks down how Veags Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is making a smart gamble be signing KHL superstar Vadim Shipachyov (TSN)
  • Greg Wyshynski lists five reasons why "3rd Line winger Alex Ovechkin" isn't the absolute dumbest thing you've seen or heard as of late (Puck Daddy)