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Bantering Points: 12/16/19

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Nashville Predators v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis hears why Chris Kreider’s ice time reached a season low during Saturday’s game in Anaheim (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also writes about New York’s defensive struggles and how they’ve resulted in Lindy Ruff being unfairly scapegoated (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that David Quinn isn’t happy with his squad’s penalty killing capabilities as of late (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus takes a look at former Rangers that have excelled since exiting Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also ponders if Henrik Lundqvist is starting to lose the elite performance level he once maintained in shootouts (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Joel Farabee is set for a hearing after boarding Winnipeg Jets’ forward Mathieu Perreault (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman delivers the latest update on the Taylor Hall situation (Sportsnet)
  • Erik Wollschlager reports that the Buffalo Sabres have demoted Casey Mittelstadt, the 8th overall selection during the 2017 Entry Draft, to AHL Rochester (Die By The Blade)
  • Pat Pickens saw a Montreal Canadiens’ fan win $50,000 after hitting a shot from the far blue line during Saturday night’s intermission (NHL.com)