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Bantering Points: 12/14/19

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Anaheim Ducks v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis hears that even in the middle of a five year contract, Mika Zibanejad is already pondering his future on Broadway (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also relayed word that more ankle issues have put Marc Staal’s availability for today’s game in doubt (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses how Henrik Lundqvist will continue to get opportunities in net despite Alexandar Georgiev’s strong play as of late (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett cites New York’s victory over San Jose as a building block to improve upon as the season progresses (WFAN)
  • Steve Paulus ponders the possibility of carrying three goaltenders on the NHL roster in order to solve the Blueshirts’ upcoming goaltending dilemma (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello highlight$ the $ucce$$ of Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin a$ a bright $pot for the entire team (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of cancer, and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign (Broad Street Hockey)
  • Mike Stromberg ponders if New Jersey Devils’ fans are experiencing the most miserable season in franchise history (All About The Jersey)
  • Adam Gretz sees that in spite of yet another strong start to their season, the Edmonton Oilers’ underlying issues could doom them to another spring without playoff hockey (NBC Sports)
  • Emily Sadler passes along word from Los Angeles Kings’ defenseman Drew Doughty concerning his opinion on fighting in hockey (Sportsnet)