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Bantering Points: 12/3/19

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Vegas Golden Knights v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: VGK 4, NYR 1 (5:02 video via
  • Game Recap: Alex Tuch opened the scoring less than 100 seconds into the game, and then netted the game winning goal less than 200 seconds later to bury the Rangers before the first TV timeout (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis heard Mika Zibanejad reveal some details on the upper body injury that kept him out of the lineup for 13 consecutive games (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks reminisces on the Vegas expansion draft and how the Rangers were one of few teams that didn’t actively trip over themselves attempting to give the Golden Knights their good players (NY Post)
  • Steve Paulus lists some numbers that tell the tale of New York’s season (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also relays word that Leevi Aaltonen, the organization’s 5th round selection this past June, has been named to Finland’s camp roster for the World Junior Championships (Blue Line Station)
  • $hayna Goldman offer$ her takeaway$ from the Blue$hirt$’ November performance (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz discusses some potential landing spots for New Jersey Devils’ forward Taylor Hall if they decide to trade him (NBC Sports)
  • Ken Campbell argues that the Devils should consider letting 2019’s #1 overall selection, Jack Hughes, represent Team USA at the World Juniors (The Hockey News)
  • Brandon Cain reports that Chicago Blackhawks’ assistant coach Marc Crawford will be stepping away from the team for now as they investigate allegations of physical abuse against him in the past (Second City Hockey)
  • Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios became the latest player to step forward against a former coach, offering his thoughts and interactions with Mike Babcock (Sportsnet)
  • Former Detroit Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen also came out and spoke about his harrowing experiences being coached by Babcock in Hockeytown (TSN)