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Bantering Points: 11/25/20

Jason Doig #25

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that the 2020-21 season is in danger of not starting on time following the latest round of negotiations (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano previews which teams could share a division with the Blueshirts for the upcoming season (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett suggests that some fans shouldn’t be as down on Kaapo Kakko as they are (WFAN)
  • Meanwhile, in the real world, Kakko was one of worst forwards to skate regular minutes last season, and his struggles were detailed (Substack)
  • Tom Castro reminisces on what could’ve been with the 1978-79 Rangers (The Hockey Writers)
  • Frank Curto delivers a prospect update, with bits on Nils Lundkvist, Tarmo Reunanen, and more (Empire Sports Media)

Rangers News:

  • In spite of his objectively terrible play on the ice, Jack Johnson’s arrival in Columbus in exchange for Jeff Carter in 2012 served as a turning point for the Blue Jackets franchise (Jackets Cannon)
  • Four members of the Vegas Golden Knights have tested positive for COVID-19 (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien reports that former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Fred Sasakamoose passed away at age 86 after contracting COVID-19 (NBC Sports)
  • The Boston Bruins agreed to a two year, $7.35 million contract with forward Jake DeBrusk (Boston Globe)