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Bantering Points: 2/22/20

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Karl DeBlaker/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 5, CAR 2 (5:01 video via
  • Game Recap: Multi-point efforts from Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin helped the Blueshirts complete a season sweep of the Hurricanes (CBS)
  • Brett Cyrgalis details how the looming Seattle expansion draft is casting a length shadow over the Rangers’ future plans (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that last night’s contest saw Henrik Lundqvist watch his team as a healthy scratch for the first time in his career (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett ponders what Lundqvist’s future on Broadway could be (WFAN)
  • Andrew Steele-Davis lists four potential trade destinations for Chris Kreider (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna argues against the notion of sitting Chris Kreider ahead of the trade deadline (Elite Sports NY)
  • Brian Abate writes that in spite of their self-proclaimed rebuild, David Quinn’s squad has remained competitive this season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Tom Castro doesn’t think the Blueshirts are capable of holding onto both Chris Kreider and Tony DeAngelo (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Boston Bruins acquired forward Ondrej Kase from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange forward David Backes, prospect Axel Andersson, and a 1st round pick in the 2020 Entry Draft (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
  • Adam Gretz relays word that the Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a conditional 4th round pick in the 2020 Entry Draft (NBC Sports)
  • The New York Islanders honored John Tonelli by raising the #27 he formerly wore to the rafters of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Colosseum (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost dives into the numbers behind teams that see a change at the head coaching position (TSN)