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Bantering Points: 12/21/20

Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers - Game Four Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks previews what the Blueshirts’ roster will look like once the season begins (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross reflects on Henrik Lundqvist’s career (Newsday)
  • Jim Bay discusses the parameters of the upcoming 56 game NHL season (Empire Sports Media)
  • Eric Welsh relays word that former Rangers’ goaltender Mackenzie Skapski has taken the position of goaltending coach for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs (Abbotsford News)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz highlights how the league’s revamped playoff format could lead to some once in a lifetime playoff matchups (NBC Sports)
  • The San Jose Sharks are set to conduct their training camp in Arizona in the wake of Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 protocols, the same ones that displaced the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers (Sportsnet)
  • Important dates such as the trade deadline, expansion and entry drafts, and the beginning of free agency have been set (TSN)
  • Josh Wegman reports that the St. Louis Blues are set to name for Bill Masterton Trophy nominee Ryan O’Reilly as the team’s next captain (The Score)