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Bantering Points: 12/11/20

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks believes that in spite of having a difficult time making the playoffs during the upcoming season, it’ll be to the team’s benefit in the long run (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano previews the Blueshirts’ goaltending situation for the 2020-21 campaign (LoHud)
  • Mercogliano also discussed why New York made it a priority to draft Brett Berard (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett believes that all three local teams drew the short end of the stick with the temporary divisional realignments (WFAN)
  • Tom Castro examines the Rangers’ historic struggles with players they’ve drafted inside the top 10 (The Hockey Writers)
  • Frank Curto relays word that local grifters in Quebec are already seeking to profit on Alexis Lafreniere’s arrival via fake trading cards (Empire Sports Media)
  • Rick Carpiniello preview$ what the 2023-24 Ranger$ could look like (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • The league is reportedly looking to make some changes to its previously proposed realignment plan (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman reports that ads on helmets have been discussed as a way to make more money during the season (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy details how the teddy bear toss, a staple of all minor hockey leagues in North America, has taken on a different look in the midst of the pandemic (NBC Sports)