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Bantering Points: 12/7/19

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Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: MTL 2, NYR 1 (5:00 video via
  • Game Recap: In spite of another strong effort from Alexandar Georgiev, the Rangers failed to capitalize and saw yet another game fall into the loss column (CBS)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that his predecessor, the highly respected Steve Zipay, has released a book on the Blueshirts’ history (Newsday)
  • Dave Stevenson sees how Filip Chytil has taken on a larger role on Broadway and ran with it (Puck Prose)
  • Frank Curto argues that the Rangers will be a better team moving forward once Chris Kreider is jettisoned (Elite Sports NY)
  • Leen Amin believes that Libor Hajek’s extended absence could open the door for Joey Keane to establish himself in the NHL (Elite Sports NY)
  • Matt Catalano discusses how Tony DeAngelo is starting to become the player the Blueshirts hoped we would when they initially acquired him (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jeb Biggart juxtaposes Kaapo Kakko’s first two months in the NHL with those of past second overall selections (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman offer$ her takeaway$ from a handful of the Blueshirt$’ many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many defen$ive breakdown$ under David Quinn (The Athletic)
  • The Hartford Wolfpack snapped a five game losing streak last night, as they knocked ff the Springfield Thunderbirds by a 5-2 margin (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: Mika Zibanejad and Marc Staal (1:16) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy hears that in spite of opting against re-signing with the Carolina Hurricanes prior to the start of the season, the team still hopes former captain Justin Williams will return to the team at a later date (NBC Sports)
  • The Calgary Flames agreed to deal with their city to split payment for a $550 million arena set to be completed in 2024 (Calgary Herald)
  • The New Jersey Devils have opted against releasing forward Jack Hughes to skate for Team USA at the upcoming World Junior Championships (TSN)
  • After reports emerged of horrible misdeeds committed by Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Nikita Zaitsev back in his native Russia, Zaitsev’s agent has stepped forward to aggressively rebut those claims (Sportsnet)