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Bantering Points: 1/8/19

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NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

  • Colin Stephenson relays word from James Dolan’s appearance at Rangers’ practice, and his rare words on the state of the NHL’s most valuable franchise that he happens to own (Newsday)
  • Larry Brooks details how David Quinn is trying to get his squad back to playing winning hockey (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett ponders whether or not the Blueshirts have officially hit rock bottom (WFAN)
  • Rob Celletti opines how 2018 was a disastrous calendar year for the Rangers’ organization and their team direction (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus offers some lessons to take away from last year’s trade deadline fire sale (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also delivered an update on the team’s current playoff chances and draft lottery projections (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna argues that the time for New York to continue their rebuild has come (Elite Sports NY)
  • Prospect Report: While two of the Rangers’ prospects helped their native countries earn medals at the WJC, the rest of the organizations prospects continued grinding wth their current teams (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Eric Engels chatted with Montreal Canadiens’ general manager Marc Bergevin to discuss Carey Price’s health, Montreal’s trade deadline approach, and more (Sportsnet)
  • Mats Zuccarello and Patrick Maroon are shaping up to be two of the premier names on a relatively shallow market for rental wingers (TSN)
  • Via r/Hockey, P.K. Subban sent an inspirational video message to a 13 year old African-American hockey player dealing with the racism he and others face (Reddit)