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Bantering Points: 2/11/20

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New York Rangers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks gives Igor Shesterkin the edge in New York’s goaltending trio (NY Post)
  • Brian Heyman relays word that Shesterkin will start against the Winnipeg Jets later tonight (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett believes that the time has come for Shesterkin to officially become the Blueshirts’ starting goaltender (WFAN)
  • Vincent Mercogliano notes that Jacob Trouba and Brendan Lemieux are making their first trip to Winnipeg since being traded away (LoHud)
  • Emily Kaplan highlights how Ryan Strome is making his case to make New York a long term home (ESPN)
  • Scott Blair thinks that Shesterkin’s presence in the organization is a reason for optimism (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus tells us about Phil Di Giuseppe and what he can bring to Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Brendan Azoff ponders whether or not Henrik Lundqvist’s retirement will happen sooner rather than later (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Jason Zucker from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison, and a 1st round selection in the 2020 Entry Draft (Pensburgh)
  • Jared Clinton suggests that in spite of Seth Jones’ injury, the Columbus Blue Jackets shouldn’t be written off just yet (The Hockey News)
  • Travis Yost breaks down why Anaheim Ducks’ forward Ondrej Kase would be a logical trade target for a handful of playoff teams (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston reports that Jason Spezza’s bounce back season with the Toronto Maple Leafs has given him the desire to return to the NHL next season (Sportsnet)