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Bantering Points: 1/13/20

New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce believes that the Blueshirts’ playoff hopes are inching closer and closer towards life support (NY Post)
  • Joyce also details how Filip Chytil has made his presence on Broadway known since being recalled from AHL Hartford (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross previews how the Islanders are handling the build up to their first game of the season against the Rangers (Newsday)
  • Brain Abate writes that all Lias Andersson has done by refusing to play in Hartford is lower his trade value as the Blueshirts pursue a trade (The Hockey Writers)
  • Leen Amin sees an Alexandar Georgiev trade as the only solution to the team’s current goaltending dilemma (Elite Sports NY)
  • Brian Paget examines Igor Shesterkin’s journey from a goaltending prodigy in Russia to his arrival on Broadway (Elite Sports NY)
  • Steve Paulus offers his solution to the Rangers’ logjam in net (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Steve Ellis lists the major statistical milestones that players around the league could reach sooner rather than later (The Hockey News)
  • The New Jersey Devils have parted ways with former general manager Ray Shero, and named Tom Fitzgerald as interim general manager (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien relays word that the Devils have recalled Cory Schneider from AHL Binghamton in the wake of an injury to Mackenzie Blackwood (NBC Sports)
  • Florida Panthers’ forward Jonathan Huberdeau notched a goal and assist and became his franchise’s all-time leading point scorer as he chipped in towards an 8-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN)