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Bantering Points: 1/23/19

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Chicago Blackhawks v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks believes that the team should only trade Chris Kreider if the right deal falls into place (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett argues that the Rangers need to hold on to Mika Zibanejad until the their next core emerges (WFAN)
  • Rob Luker takes aim at some of David Quinn’s more egregiously bad lineup decisions (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Nicholas Zararis offers his thoughts on the trade rumors swirling between the Blueshirts and Colorado Avalanche (Blue Line Station)
  • Zararis also yearns for the festivities of All-Star weekend to return to New York (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna hands out first half report cards to the Rangers goaltending and offense (Elite Sports NY)
  • Mollie Walker delivers a prospect update, with bits on Vitali Kravtsov, K’Andre Miller, and Tyler Wall (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck relays word that the Edmonton Oilers have fired “resident genius” GM Peter Chiarelli (NBC Sports)
  • After going unclaimed on waivers, forwards Ryan Spooner and Ty Rattie will both remain in the NHL for the time being (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton highlights the one flaw that could hold an otherwise stacked San Jose Sharks team back from winning a Stanley Cup (The Hockey News)
  • Steve Loung notes that Minnesota Wild forward J.T. Brown will be attending All-Star weekend helping to promote the league’s foray into e-sports by participating in the “House of ‘Chel” event (Sportsnet)