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New York Rangers v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks relays word that Mika Zibanejad will miss today’s game against Nashville, along with other bits about the lineup (NY Post)
  • Anthony Rieber hears that Marc Staal is frustrated with David Quinn’s decision to sit him as a healthy scratch once again (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano says that the lineup for this afternoon’s contest will be the same as it was on Tuesday (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus ponders why in spite of being the greatest player in franchise history, Henrik Lundqvist has attracted a fair share of detractors within his own fan base (Blue Line Station)
  • Billy McInerney believes that Filip Chytil should get his long deserved shot at centering the Blueshirts’ second line (Elite Sports NY)
  • Sean Treppedi agrees that the time has come for Chytil to claim his spot in New York’s top six (Empire Writes Back)
  • $hayna Goldman identifie$ ten trend$ and takeaway$ from the Ranger$’ fir$t ten game$ (The Athletic)
  • Michael Obernauer chatted with Adam Fox about his adjustment to the NHL, scoring his first professional goal, and more (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • In spite of coming into the 2019-20 campaign with sky high expectations, the Toronto Maple Leafs were on pace to miss the playoffs as the calendar flipped from October to November (TSN)
  • The New Jersey Devils acquired goaltender Louis Domingue from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a conditional 7th round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft (Raw Charge)
  • Andrew Berkshire goes in-depth on how forwards Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller have changed the Vancouver Canucks from a franchise going nowhere fast to one with playoff aspirations this season (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz lists some of the most intriguing statistics from the first month of the NHL season (NBC Sports)