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Bantering Points: 12/31/19

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New York Rangers v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks examines the difficult decision the Blueshirts must make prior to the trade deadline (NY Post)
  • Brooks also saw coach David Quinn have something of a John Tortorella moment at practice yesterday (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano lists the top ten Rangers’ of the 2010’s (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate argues that the organization made the correct decision by moving on from Derek Stepan during the 2017 offseason (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus delivers a prospect update, with bits on Zac Jones, Igor Shesterkin, and more (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Obernauer discusses how Ryan Strome has impacted New York since arriving via a trade with the Edmonton Oilers last November (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Matt Larkin reminisces on the top ten draft busts of the past decade (The Hockey News)
  • Adam Gretz relays word of the initial rosters for the festivities of the 2020 All-Star game in St. Louis (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost breaks down how for the seventh time in seven seasons since realignment, the league’s asinine divisional playoff format will end up with at least one team drawing the sort straw (TSN)
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman Patrick Sieloff from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Chris Mueller (Sportsnet)