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Bantering Points: 12/4/19

Minnesota Wild v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis writes that Marc Staal’s return to health doesn’t necessarily mean his return to the lineup will be immediate (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also proposes using Kaapo Kakko on the top power play unit to balance out the plethora of right handed shots (NY Post)
  • Lastly, Cyrgalis notes that Alexandar Georgiev’s 60th career game is right around the corner, and that will put the Blueshirts in a bind when it happens (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that in spite of receiving less ice time from David Quinn lately, Brett Howden is still one of his coach’s most trustworthy players (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from New York’s stretch of seven games in eleven days (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus ponders why Chris Kreider’s point production has gone the way of the dodo bird, the landline, and wallets at BSB meetups (Blue Line Station)
  • Justin Rutherford argues that it would behoove the Rangers to move on from Tony DeAngelo sooner rather than later (Blue Seat Blogs)

Around the NHL:

  • Akim Aliu met with the league in Toronto to discusses issues of racial discrimination, whistleblowing, and more (TSN)
  • John Fischer reports that prior to their 4-3 defeat against the Vegas Golden Knights, the New Jersey Devils relieved John Hynes of his head coaching duties and replaced him with Alain Nasreddine (All About The Jersey)
  • Iain MacIntyre reminisces on former NHL forward Alexandre Burrows’ professional career from the ECHL to last night’s Ring of Honor induction in Vancouver (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton explains why Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck should be the frontrunner to win the Vezina trophy (The Hockey News)