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Bantering Points: 9/21/18

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks details how Brady Skjei has embraced a leadership role on New York’s blue line (NY Post)
  • Neil Best reports that Ron Duguay will not be returning as an analyst for MSG’s coverage of Rangers’ hockey (Newsday)
  • Colin Stephenson argues that Matt Beleskey’s hard-nosed play could earn him a spot on New York’s opening night roster (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett took away some positives from the team’s loss to the Flyers on Tuesday night (WFAN)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his tale on the battle for spots on New York’s bottom defensive pairing (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis reached the conclusion, after two pre-season games, that David Quinn is a breath of fresh air for the franchise (Blue Line Station)
  • Victoria Ranieri previews what Ryan Spooner will do with his lineup spot throughout the season (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz reports that Montreal Canadiens’ forward Max Domi was suspended for the remainder of the pre-season for roughing Florida Panthers’ defenseman Aaron Ekblad. Domi’s suspension will result in a monetary loss of $0 (NBC Sports)
  • Iain MacIntyre sat down with forward Jay Beagle to discuss what drew him to sign with the Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet)
  • Ken Campbell lists the do’s and don’ts of watching pre-season action around the NHL (The Hockey News)
  • Former Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets, and New York Rangers’ goaltender Ondrej Pavelec announced his retirement from professional hockey (Winnipeg Sun)