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Bantering Points: 1/8/20

Colorado Avalanche v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, COL 3 (4:58 video via
  • Game Recap: Strong efforts from Artemiy Panarin and Jesper Fast on offense helped Igor Shesterkin earn his first NHL win against the Colorado Avalanche (CBS)
  • Laura Albanese relays word from Lias Andersson, describing his tenure as a member of the Rangers’ organization as an “untenable situation” (Newsday)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how the Andersson debacle is just another log on the fire of the Blueshirts mismanagement of their rebuild (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks describes the long awaited debut of the true heir to Henrik Lundqvist’s throne (NY Post)
  • Steven Ellis sees Shesterkin’s arrival on Broadway as the dawn of a new era in Rangers’ hockey (The Hockey News)
  • Steve Paulus hands out report cards for New York’s first half of the 2019-20 campaign (Blue Line Station)
  • Media Availability: Igor Shesterkin (0:32) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien ponders whether or not John Hynes will be able to succeed as the bench boss of the Nashville Predators (NBC Sports)
  • Tristan Jarry and Kristopher Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins have been named as injury replacements to the Metropolitan Division All-Star Team (Sportsnet)
  • The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Laurent Dauphin from the Nashville Predators in exchange for forward Michael McCarron (TSN)
  • Matt Larkin lists three potential landing spots for Peter Laviolette in the wake of his dismissal from Nashville (The Hockey News)