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Bantering Points: 2/13/20

Minnesota Wild v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker sees how word of the TSN Trade Board has made its way into the minds of certain Rangers’ players (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how Chris Kreider’s strong play should give the Blueshirts pause when the time comes to possibly trade him (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett thinks that the Rangers have a big decision to make regarding Kreider’s future (WFAN)
  • Colin Stephenson ponders whether Henrik Lundqvist or Alexandar Georgiev would get a start should David Quinn opt against giving Igor Shesterkin both games of the upcoming back-to-back set (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano delivers a prospect report, with bits on Zac Jones, Matthew Robertson, and more (LoHud)
  • Rob Luker breaks down the Rangers’ goaltending performance as of late (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis takes a look at which of his team’s players Jeff Gorton should look to deal ahead of the trade deadline (Blue Line Station)
  • Curtis Jetter sees Igor Shesterkin’s ascension to the role of New York’s primary starting goaltender as the end of the Henrik Lundqvist era (Blue Line Station)
  • Daniel Blanda wonders if the end of the rebuild is anywhere in sight (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Jared Clinton discusses whether or not the Arizona Coyotes can afford to hold onto Taylor Hall without having a contract extension in place prior to the deadline (The Hockey News)
  • Frank Seravalli relays word that a defibrillator was necessary to revive St. Louis Blues’ defenseman Jay Bouwmeester after he collapsed on the bench of Monday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks (TSN)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a two year, $2.5 million contract extension with forward Pierre Engvall (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reports that the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a three year contract extension with head coach Paul Maurice (NBC Sports)