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Bantering Points: 10/8/20

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2020 NHL Draft - Round One Photo by Nick Homler/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that Henrik Lundqvist’s seemingly inevitable arrival in Washington could end up haunting the Rangers (NY Post)
  • Brooks also discussed his thoughts on Ryan Strome’s current situation, the rest of the team’s RFA decisions, and more (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the second day of the 2020 Entry Draft (LoHud)
  • Jim Bay outlines the conclusion of the Lias Andersson saga (Empire Sports Media)
  • Rachel Nones goes in-depth on the new era of goaltending for the New York Rangers (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus gives his opinion on the decision to trade up and select Braden Schneider 19th overall (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also highlighted one key attribute that the Blueshirts targeted with their final two picks of the draft (Blue Line Station)
  • Corey Pronman handed out hi$ grade for New York’$ draft cla$$ (The Athletic)
  • William Cuylle spoke with NHL Network following the Rangers’ decision to trade Lias Andersson and immediately draft him with the 60th overall pick they received (4:40 video via Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • The Ottawa Senators acquired goaltender Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for the 52nd overall selection (used to select goaltender Joel Blomqvist) and Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Johnathan Gruden (Pensburgh)
  • Anthony Duclair, Matt Benning, and Evan Rodrigues were among the notable players not to be tendered qualifying offers from their teams by yesterday’s 5 P.M. deadline (TSN)
  • Andrew Berkshire names three unrestricted free agents that come with buyer beware warnings attached to them (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz designates winners and losers from the 2020 Entry Draft (NBC Sports)