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Bantering Points: 9/18/17

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News and notes for Monday, September 18th, 2017

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The Rangers will hit the ice tonight as they welcome the Islanders into MSG for the first pre-season game of 2017. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Matthew Henriques breaks down the trade that sent Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jamie McGinn (Five For Howling)
  • The only reason that trade happened was because of Florida's previous attempt at trading Demers to the Vancouver Canucks for Erik Gudbranson was nixed by Demers himself (Sportsnet)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul took to Instagram to call out his team's use of Injured Reserve to make "injured" players "disappear" (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reflects on Dale Tallon's successful attempt at undoing a majority of the good work the Panthers' previous front office regime did (NBC Sports)
  • Craig Morgan believes that the Colorado Avalanche have crossed the point of no return with forward Matt Duchene (FanRag)