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Bantering Points: 10/2/20

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks pinpoints a handful of teams that could look to sign former Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to a contract (NY Post)
  • Brooks also penned an ode to the Blueshirts’ former starting goalie (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano listed eight possible landing spots for New York’s former netminder (LoHud)
  • Mercogliano also relayed word from John Davidson about the franchise’s two most recent departures, Lundqvist and Marc Staal (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett ponders where Lundqvist ranks among the franchise’s best goaltenders (WFAN)
  • Hartnett also wondered how the team will utilize the 22nd overall selection they’re set to make on Tuesday (WFAN)
  • Tom Castro highlights the Tampa Bay Lightning as a team New York should look to plunder roster players from (The Hockey Writers)
  • Dave Stevenson notes that with Lundqvist finally out of the picture, Igor Shesterkin’s time to shine has arrived (Puck Prose)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis argues that no matter how tough the decision was, paying Lundqvist to go away was the right decision (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Dan Ryan hears that the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks have emerged as the top two suitors for Arizona Coyotes’ defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
  • Adam Gretz offers his take on the trade rumors surrounding Winnipeg Jets’ forward Patrik Laine (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenseman Cody Ceci will hit the market when free agency opens and see what contracts await him (TSN)