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Bantering Points: 10/30/20

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Kirk McLean #30

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano answers questions about Ryan Strome, David Quinn, and more (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett offers his take on the Ryan Strome situation (WFAN)
  • Steve Paulus ponders which 35 players should be invited to the Rangers’ training camp whenever the season begins (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also saw that the Rangers’ draft lottery victory has called for a shakeup of the system from Steve Yzerman (Blue Line Station)
  • Sean Crimmins writes that the final season of Brett Howden’s entry level contract could make or break his future on Broadway (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brendan Azoff believes that New York’s offense could be special when the team returns for the 2020-21 campaign (The Hockey Writers)
  • Frank Curto notes that in spite of not being invite to Team Canada’s pre-WJC camp, Lafreniere could still end up suiting up for his home country (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Carl Pavlock reports that the Arizona Coyotes have renounced the rights to prospect Mitchell Miller, their top draft pick from the 2020 Entry Draft (Five For Howling)
  • Sean Leahy relays word that the Dallas Stars have removed Rick Bowness’ interim tag an officially named him as the team’s head coach moving forward (NBC Sports)
  • Rob Williams heard Vancouver Canucks’ forward Elias Pettersson open up about himself and his offseason plans during a podcast appearance that resulted in the young Swedish superstar being cancelled by a portion of Vancouver’s fanbase (Daily Hive)
  • The NHL finished its investigation into former Florida Panthers’ general manager Dave Tallon concerning Tallon’s use of racial slurs in the Toronto bubble, deeming the claims unsubstantiated (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost speculates on what the league could look like in a temporary five division format for the upcoming season (TSN)