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Bantering Points: 1/7/20

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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship - Quarterfinal - United States v Russia Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis reminisces on the journey Artemiy Panarin took from his youth in Russia to becoming the biggest hockey star on Broadway (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks examines the dilemma that Igor Shesterkin’s recall will cause in the Rangers’ crease so long as they carry three goaltenders (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano discusses what the team’s decision to recall Shesterkin at this particular moment means for the future (LoHud)
  • While the Blueshirts’ future is yet to be determined, the future of New York sports talk radio began yesterday at 5:00 PM, as Mike Francesa’s new radio program hosted by Radio.com hit the air waves (WFAN)
  • Brain Abate highlights how Adam Fox his lived up to the hype surrounding his acquisition this past summer (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus ponders what the Blueshirts can do to address their issues at the faceoff dot (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto sees the team’s poor results on the recent road trip as a sign that they aren’t ready to return to the playoffs quite yet (Elite Sports NY)
  • Prospect Report: Nils Lundkvist, Zac Jones, and Morgan Barron have been named the organization’s three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)
  • Media Availability: David Quinn (4:10) and Henrik Lundqvist (0:51) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Sarah Hager reports that the Nashville Predators have relieved Peter Laviolette and Kevin McCarthy of their duties as head coach and associate coach respectively (On The Forecheck)
  • Adam Gretz breaks down why Carolina Hurricanes’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton has been the best defender throughout the league this season (NBC Sports)
  • Kyle Bukauskas chatted with Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward John Tavares about his memories of winning goal for Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, and more (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost details how supporting casts have made the difference in the young, superstar careers of Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid (TSN)