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Bantering Points: 12/29/20

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks ponders whether or not Mika Zibanejad is ready to bear the weight of the captaincy (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses how team building and chemistry development should come easy for the Blueshirts (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano relays word that the Rangers expect Morgan Barron to be ready for training camp (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett reflects on Derek Stepan’s time on Broadway and his first ten seasons in the NHL (WFAN)
  • Brendan Azoff believes that New York should be happy with the way Brett Berard has played at the World Junior Championships (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brian Abate suggests that Tony DeAngelo is in need of a steady defensive partner (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman look$ back on Jacob Trouba’$ fir$t $ea$on with the Blue$hirt$ and what to expect moving forward (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • The Washington Capitals signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a professional tryout agreement (Japers Rink)
  • Adam Gretz reports that Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Kirby Dach is set to miss at least four months after getting a wrist injury at the World Juniors (NBC Sports)
  • Eric Engels offers his take on what the Montreal Canadiens’ decision to sign Corey Perry to a one year deal means for them (Sportsnet)
  • Forwards Jean-Sebastien Dea and Kalle Kossila have been placed on waivers (TSN)