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Bantering Points: 2/26/20

New York Rangers v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, NYI 3 (5:01 video via
  • Vin Cherwoo recaps the Rangers’ overtime victory over the Islanders (NY Daily News)
  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that Alexandar Georgiev will retake the role of New York’s starting goaltender in the wake of Igor Shesterkin’s injuries (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from David Quinn about the fallout from the Brady Skjei trade (Newsday)
  • Neil Best details how the rivalry between the Rangers and Islanders has risen to a playoff-like fever pitch (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers three takeaways from the Blueshirts’ trade deadline activity (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett examines how the team’s decision to trade Brady Skjei could haunt them down the road (WFAN)
  • Brandon Azoff believes that the Rangers’ playoffs will live or die over the six game stretch that began last night (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto argues that Igor Shesterkin’s injury couldn’t have come at a worst time (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dylan Spilko examines the pros and cons of Chris Kreider’s contract extension (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brian Abate thinks that Jeff Gorton made the correct decision in holding onto Jesper Fast beyond Monday’s trade deadline (The Hockey Writers)
  • Ed Stein sees the Chris Kreider extension as the first of man dominoes that will fall prior to the next phase of the Blueshirts’ franchise (Empire Writes Back)

Around the NHL:

  • After seeing longtime teammate Patrick Marleau traded to a Stanley Cup contender, Joe Thronton was disappointed to still find himself in San Jose following Monday’s trade deadline (Sportsnet)
  • The Seattle NHL franchise announces it plans on subsidizing pubic transit costs for fans attending home games (NBC Sports)
  • Edmonton Oilers’ winger Kailer Yamamato will be out on a week to week basis with an ankle injury (TSN)