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Bantering Points: 1/18/20

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis sees that with the trade deadline quickly approaching, David Quinn’s squad is starting to change the narrative around itself (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also notes that the Blueshirts’ special teams are starting to round into form (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson writes that Thursday night’s game on Long Island wasn’t much of a homecoming for the Jericho, NY native Adam Fox (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano highlights Marc Staal’s return from an early season ankle injury as a return to form for the defensive-minded veteran (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett questions how the Rangers will handle the Chris Kreider conundrum (WFAN)
  • Curtis Jetter believes that the two recent victories over the Islanders have put Jeff Gorton and the rest of New York’s decision makers at a crossroads (Blue Line Station)
  • Karly Redpath relays word that the Blueshirts’ propensity for signing young players to bridge deals could finally come back to bite them (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Tom Castro ponders whether or not the team is best off selling off its pending unrestricted free agents are hanging on for a late season playoff push (The Hockey Writers)

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