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Bantering Points: 1/5/18

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks argues that Henrik Lundqvist’s high level of play could last a long time (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett analyzes how the rest of New York’s players have consistently let Lundqvist down throughout his career (CBS)
  • Steve Zipay goes in-depth on how Mother Nature interfered with the Rangers’ travel plans (Newsday)
  • Pat Keogh breaks down how Jeff Gorton can make his mark on the franchise (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Josh Lipman ponders whether the team would be better off trading Michael Grabner or extending his contract (Blue Line Station)
  • Dan Carrozzi examines Alain Vigneault’s recent shootout selections (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto relays word that the Rangers and Rick Nash have mutual interest in a contract extension (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dominick Renna thinks the time has come to be legitimately excited about Lias Andersson’s future (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy noticed that yesterday’s matchup between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins was postponed due to inclement weather (NBC Sports)
  • The Edmonton Oilers acquired goaltender Al Montoya from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a conditional 2018 4th round selection (TSN)
  • Chris Nichols passes along word of a rumored Taylor Hall for Cody Ceci swap and how that proposed blockbuster fell through (FanRag)
  • Jonathan Willis highlights ten rental players likely to be moved as the trade deadline approaches (Sportsnet)
  • Craig Morgan reports that Arizona Coyotes’ forward Anthony Duclair has requested a trade (Arizona Republic)