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Bantering Points: 12/6/19

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New York Rangers v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 3, CBJ 2 (5:00 video via
  • Game Recap: The Artemiy Panarin revenge game turned into the Alexandar Georgiev show, as New York’s goaltender stole two points from the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBS)
  • Jake Brown notes that the Post’s official podcast has dropped, with the first episode featuring Ron Duguay, Mike Keenan, and the Post’s trio of beat writers (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis hears from Rick Nash about seeing Panarin walk the same path from Columbus to Broadway that Nash took seven summers ago (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that in spite of missing last night’s game Greg McKegg and Marc Staal are both expected to return to full health sooner rather than later (Newsday)
  • Former Rangers’ forward and 1980 US Olympian Mark Pavelich has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial for a felony assault charge by a Minnesota judge (ESPN)
  • Steve Paulus delivers an update on some of the organization’s European-based prospects, with bits on Vitali Kravtsov, Nils Lundkvist, and more (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Paget details how in spite of his stellar play this season, Tony DeAngelo could be playing himself right out of New York by next October (Elite Sports NY)
  • Mark Scheig took a look at what Panarin’s return to Columbus meant from a Blue Jackets fan’s perspective (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman offer$ her takeaway$ from where the Blue$hirt$ generate mo$t of their $coring chances (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down how the Boston Bruins rose to the top of the league and if their stay there will last long (Sportsnet)
  • In spite of being on one of the most team-friendly contracts in the NHL, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon doesn’t regret signing his current deal, and is willing to sign for below market value once again upon the expiration of his contract (TSN)
  • James O’Brien saw that Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery made forward Alexander Radulov a healthy scratch for last night’s 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets (NBC Sports)
  • Ryan Kennedy examines how Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has seamlessly transitioned from UMass-Amherst to the NHL (The Hockey News)