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Bantering Points: 1/5/20

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New York Rangers v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: VAN 2, NYR 1 (5:00 video via NHL.com)
  • Game Recap: A late goal from offseason acquisition Tyler Myers sent the Rangers home from western Canada as victims of a sweep (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how David Quinn knows that his squad’s penalty killing units have more to give than has been shown thus far (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also hears that the Blueshirts were infuriated with the faceoff violation they were called for in the latter portions of their contest against Vancouver (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that Kaapo Kakko’s strong play as of late has allowed the Finnish phenom to regain his confidence (Newsday)
  • Dylan Spilko examines the candidates to become the 28th captain in franchise history (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus reminds us of Cam Talbot’s post-Rangers’ career and what that might mean for Alexandar Georgiev (Blue Line Station)
  • Micah Collins recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 3-1 victory over Vancouver’s AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, from last night (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien goes in-depth on how the Florida Panthers already appear to be regretting the multi-million dollar contract they signed goaltender Sergei Bobrovksy to in July (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire ponders whether or not Ilya Kovalchuk can be an impact player and help the Montreal Canadiens return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2017 (Sportsnet)
  • Steven Ellis saw that with only two teams left standing at the World Junior Championships, Canada and Russia are set to duke it out for glory and gold (The Hockey News)