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Bantering Points: 5/9/17

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News and notes for Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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The Rangers find themselves staring into the face of the reaper tonight. Unlike how how he's usually portrayed, the reaper stands a hair over six feet tall, clad in a red sweater with a roman centurion plastered on the front. On the back, the sweater is embroidered with the #25 and the phrase "Neil", which is of unknown origin. If New York wants to live to fight another day, they'll have to do everything in their power to cheat the reaper himself, and prevent the one they call "Neil" from running amok. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • The New York Islanders are likely to offer forward John Tavares an eight year contract in the hopes of keeping him chained to their franchise and not moving on for the greener pastures of Toronto (Sportsnet)
  • Jen Neale saw that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and head coach Mike Sullivan had contradicting views on concussion evaluation (Puck Daddy)
  • Shawn Ferris says that the time has come to stop worrying about shot parity (Hockey Graphs)