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Bantering Points: 10/3/20

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks goes behind the scenes of Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal’s departures from New York (NY Post)
  • Brooks also heard from John Davidson about the team’s next steps on their road map to contending again (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that the Rangers are more likely than not to keep their first overall selection rather than trade it away (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers six takeaways from Davidson and Jeff Gorton’s media availability (LoHud)
  • The Rangers have reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Tony DeAngelo (YardBarker)
  • Travis Yost examines Lundqvist’s place among his goaltending peers of the post-lockout era (TSN)
  • Having minded the net for 887 games as a Ranger, Lundqvist’s career can be summed up by a handful of numbers (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus ponders which team will end up signing Lundqvist once free agency begins (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also notes that with both the draft and free agency happening within the next week, the offseason is about to kick into overdrive (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • JFresh warns us of the dangers of drawing meaningful conclusions via a player’s microstats (SubStack)
  • Danny Webster reveals the Vegas Golden Knights’ alternate uniforms, which the team is set to begin wearing next season (Knights On Ice)
  • The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Josh Brown from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the 95th overall selection in the 2020 Entry Draft (Sportsnet)
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have begun discussing a contract extension with forward Andrei Svechnikov (NBC Sports)