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Bantering Points: 12/29/19

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NHL: DEC 28 Rangers at Maple Leafs

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, TOR 4 (5:04 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A late goal in the dying seconds of regulation wasn’t enough to stop the Blueshirts from earning two points in Toronto (CBS)
  • Larry Brooks relays word that with the holiday roster freeze in the rear view mirror, trade interest for Lias Andersson around the league is minimal (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis believes that the team is sending a message by recalling Steven Fogarty in the wake of Brendan Lemieux’s multi-week absence (NY Post)
  • Phil Mushnick writes that after passing away at age 79, Don Imus will leave a complicated legacy in the world of sports talk radio (NY Post)
  • Frank Curto argues that the organization must make a decision about Brady Skjei’s long term future on Broadway sooner rather than later (Elite Sports NY)
  • Andrew Chodes ponders what the Blueshirts will look like three years down the road when their rebuild is (presumably) complete (Blue Line Station)
  • Tyler Bowen thinks that of all teams potentially sniffing around Lias Andersson, the Pittsburgh Penguins shouldn’t be one of them (The Hockey Writers)
  • Micah Collins recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 4-1 victory over the Providence Bruins (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Jared Clinton lists the top ten contract signings of the past decade (The Hockey News)
  • James O’Brien examines the impact Taylor Hall has had for the Arizona Coyotes since arriving via trade (NBC Sports)
  • Mark Spector offers his take on what Connot McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the rest of the Edmonton Oilers can take away from Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals (Sportsnet)
  • After finding themselves outshot 17-0 and outscored 2-0 midway through the first period, the Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back and secured a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens (TSN)