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Bantering Points: 10/7/20

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2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks explains why the Rangers are essentially working with significantly less cap space than most other teams around the league (NY Post)
  • Brooks also heard former Rangers’ coach Tom Renny’s thoughts on Alexis Lafreniere’s fit on Broadway (NY Post)
  • Ted Holmlund sees that more and more smoke is surrounding former Blueshirts’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist and the Washington Capitals (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson recapped the first night of the draft from New York’s point of view (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus names the five worst places most Rangers fans would want to see Lundqvist end up (Blue Line Station)
  • Stephen Ground believes that Lafreniere’s impact on the franchise will be felt both on and off the ice (The Hockey Writers)
  • Sean Crimmins lists three things the Blueshirts can takeaway from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s success (The Hockey Writers)
  • Ty$on Alger tell$ u$ what we can expect from 19th overall $election Braden $chneider (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Justin Blades reports that the Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Josh Anderson from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Max Domi and the 78th overall pick (Eyes On The Prize)
  • The league and its Players Association have agreed on January 1st, 2021 as the target date to resume play (TSN)
  • Sonny Sachdeva goes in depth on how Germany is emerging as a top producer of star talent for the NHL (Sportsnet)
  • The Calgary Flames emerged as the major winner of last night’s affairs, coming away with forward Conor Zary after trading down twice and acquiring two additional third round picks (Matchsticks and Gasoline)