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Bantering Points: 1/4/19

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Rangers Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis highlights how avoiding overloading Henrik Lundqvist with starts could be a major storyline moving forward (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also notes that Jeff Gorton returned from the World Junior Championships, and David Quinn’s homecoming to the one NHL city that previously employed him is set for tonight (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett believes that finding a “type-A” personality to lead the Rangers will go a long way towards their future success (WFAN)
  • Brain Paget argues that trading Chris Kreider sooner rather than later would be a shrewd move by Jeff Gorton (Blue Line Station)
  • Henrik Lundqvist was present at an iPlay America event this past December, and the raucous crowd enjoyed Lundqvist’s presence (Blueshirts Nation)
  • Drew Way answered questions about the 2019 draft class, a hypothetical re-draft of the 2018 class, and more (Blueshirts Breakaway)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that Vancouver Canucks’ forward Elias Pettersson had to exit last night’s game against Montreal after having his leg awkwardly turned up on (NBC Sports)
  • One day after acquiring him from the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver has placed goaltender Mike McKenna on waivers, intending to assign him to AHL Utica (TSN)
  • Dan Rozel reports that the New Jersey Devils agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach John Hynes (All About The Jersey)
  • Rory Boylen lists the top seven players on one year deals that are now eligible to sign contract extensions (Sportsnet)