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Bantering Points: 12/10/19

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New York Rangers v Los Angeles Kings Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that for as much as New York’s defenders have struggled without the puck, they’re the league’s most prolific scorers from the back end this season (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also hears that after being demoted from KHL Traktor to VHL Chelmet, the Rangers could be looking to bring Vitali Kravtsov back to North America (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano chatted with Chris Drury about the Blueshirts’ influx of prospects, the Hartford Wolfpack’s turnaround, and more (LoHud)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from Jeff Gorton about Alexandar Georgiev’s status moving forward, Henrik Lundqvist, and more (Newsday)
  • Dominick Renna writes that even though Georgiev has had a fairy tale beginning to his career on Broadway, it isn’t likely to end well (Elite Sports NY)
  • Matt Catalon argues that the time has come for New York to separate itself from Chris Kreider (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus discusses how Artemiy Panarin continues to prove himself as one of the Rangers’ best free agent signings of all time (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello believe$ that in $pite of $unday’s victory over Vega$, the Blue$hirt$ cannot hope to keep up their winning way$ like thi$ (The Athletic)
  • Prospect Report: Nils Lundkvist, Lauri Pajuniemi, and Tarmo Reunanen were named the organization’s three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien saw that Gary Bettman has publicly commented on the league’s intentions to prevent future situations like the ones involving Akim Aliu and Bill Peters (NBC Sports)
  • Iain MacIntyre details how after seeing his NHL dreams in danger of dying on the vine, a trade from Toronto to Vancouver sparked Josh Leivo’s career (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost examines how the Detroit Red Wings have deteriorated from a model franchise for a quarter of a century to one of the league’s laughingstocks (TSN)
  • Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Travis Konecny will be out indefinitely after suffering a concussion against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday (Broad Street Hockey)