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Bantering Points: 12/8/19

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New York Rangers v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses how the more Alexandar Georgiev plays, it’s an all-around win for the Blueshirts (NY Post)
  • Brooks also notes that Brett Howden has descended into something of a no-man’s land for David Quinn (NY Post)
  • Steve Paulus previews the upcoming west coast road trip (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna argues that in spite of his questionable performance in the past, the Rangers’ defense corps will welcome Marc Staal back with open arms (Elite Sports NY)
  • Ty Ronning has been reassigned from AHL Hartford to ECHL Maine (Official Team Site)
  • Bryce Grundy recapped the Hartford Wolfpack’s 5-2 home victory over the Binghamton Devils (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • The New Jersey Devils have already established themselves as a major contender in the race to league cellar, and as such, they’ve already began fielding calls on star forward Taylor Hall (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz ponders how the Arizona Coyotes can parlay their strong effort through two months into their first playoff berth since 2012 (NBC Sports)
  • Steven Ellis lists five defenders that currently find themselves playing for teams that could look to move them sooner rather than later (The Hockey News)
  • Ottawa Senators’ forward Brady Tkachuk was fined $2,486, the maximum allowable under the CBA, as a result of cross checking Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Scott Laughton (NHL.com)