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Bantering Points: 12/9/18

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NHL: New York Rangers at Florida Panthers Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4*, FLA 4 (5:38 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: Spare parts led the way in Sunrise last night, as Matt Beleskey and Frederik Claesson both scored to keep the Rangers tied with the Panthers after 65:00 (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks reminisces on the first Rangers’ fathers road trip from 2009, and catches up on other various tidbits (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw Brady Skjei make the most of his return to the lineup last night (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro ponders what the future holds for Kevin Shattenkirk on Broadway (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • David Bruce previews which of the organization’s prospects will be participating in the World Junior Championships in a couple of weeks (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis discusses how the Rangers’ handling of Henrik Lundqvist throughout his career has been detrimental to the organization (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus examines how New York’s assets stack up compared to the league’s other teams likely to sell at the trade deadline (Blue Line Station)
  • Joseph Krause argues that only two players have earned passing grades through the first two months of the season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Postgame Notes: With Matt Beleskey’s first goal of the season, the Rangers joined the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks as the only teams with 22+ players to score a goal this season (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn,(3:30) Brady Skjei,(1:25) and Matt Belsekey (0:59) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • The Anaheim Ducks signed general manager Bob Murray to a two year extension, keeping Murray in Anaheim through the 2021-2022 campaign (TSN)
  • As per Elliotte Friedman, the trade market currently revolves around eight teams, and the Rangers aren’t one of them (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz relays word that Chicago Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov has been suspended from the KHL for 13 games after throwing a blindside hit and punching a referee (NBC Sports)