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Bantering Points: 12/12/18

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NHL: New York Rangers at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Colin Stephenson examines how the Rangers can replace Kevin Shattenkirk in the wake of his arm injury (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett notes how Monday night’s game against the Lightning shows how far the Rangers still have to go to re-establish themselves (WFAN)
  • Frank Curto argues that the team will need to get used to playing games without Mats Zuccarello (Elite Sports NY)
  • Nicholas Zararis poses three questions the Blueshirt will need to answer with Christmas around the corner (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus how much money Jeff Gorton should be willing to pony up in order to keep Kevin Hayes on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpinello dove into what make$ the 2018-19 Ranger$ different from $quad$ of $ea$on’$ pa$t (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien breaks down which defenseman the Carolina Hurricanes could look to swap to bolster their forward depth (NBC Sports)
  • Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook became the first pair of defenseman in league history to skate in 1,000 games as teammates last night, as the Chicago Blackhawks fell to the Winnipeg Jets by a margin of 6-3 (TSN)
  • Sonny Sachdeva lists six players who have gotten off to rough starts this season and need to do whatever they can to turn things around (Sportsnet)
  • Brandon Schlager ranks the possible names for Seattle’s NHL franchise (Sporting News)
  • Jared Clinton wonders how things could’ve been had things gone differently for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (The Hockey News)