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Bantering Points: 12/25/18

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis suggests that the Christmas break has come at a fortunate time for a struggling Blueshirts squad (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that for a team riddled with flaws, the goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev is one facet the Rangers have under control (Newsday)
  • Nicholas Zararis notes that the World Junior Championships will be more important to Rangers’ fans than recent years past (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also examined New York’s struggling penalty kill and what needs to change (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna pens the team’s Christmas wish list for 2018 (Elite Sports NY)
  • Tom Albano argues that Henrik Lundqvist’s value to the New York Rangers’ franchise is more than he could fetch in any reasonable trade (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Sonny Sachdeva heard that even after leaving the NHL for Germany, 1000+ gae veteran Matt Stajan is still a fan-favorite in his last stop of Calgary (Sportsnet)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets’ goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenseman Morgan Rielly, and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov were named the league’s three stars of the week (TSN)
  • PHT held the 2018 edition of their annual Year in Review (NBC Sports)