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Bantering Points: 4/6/19

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NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: CBJ 2*, NYR 2 (5:26 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A goal in the dying seconds of regulation sent the Rangers and Blue Jackets into overtime, where they played to a draw after 65:00 total minutes of hockey (NY Times)
  • Larry Brooks lists a handful of candidates to replace Glen Sather as team president (NY Post)
  • Brooks also notes that the team got one final look at pending free agent Artemi Panain before the summer (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis discusses how whether they win or lose, the Rangers will be playing spoiler to one of their division rivals in the quest for home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw that Alexandar Georgiev stood out with another strong performance in net (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro argues that the Blueshirts need consistent production from players other than Pavel Buchnevich and Ryan Strome (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus offers his take on who could succeed Glen Sather as team president (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto believes that after failing to win 20 games in a season for the first time in his career, pressure is building on Henrik Lundqvist (Elite Sports NY)
  • Brian Paget describes Marc Staal as a “serviceable defensive defenseman” in his evaluation of the Blueshirts’ blueliners (Elite Sports NY)
  • Media Availability: Alexandar Georgiev,(1:10) Brady Skjei,(0:57) and Mika Zibanejad (0:49) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz details what to watch for as the final day of the regular season has arrived (NBC Sports)
  • John Shannon opined about Bob Cole as the legendary sportscaster gets set to call the final game of his career tonight (Sportsnet)
  • Carolina Hurricanes’ general manager Don Waddell said that his team will do everything they can to sign prospect Adam Fox, contradicting what owner and former AAF chairman Tom Dundon previously stated (TSN)