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Bantering Points: 2/7/20

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Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses Henrik Lundqvist’s future on Broadway, the possibility of moving on from Jacob Trouba before July 1st, and more (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson greases the skids for the seemingly inevitable Pavel Buchnevich trade (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that even taking into account the small NHL sample size, it’s time to wonder how special Igor Shesterkin can be (WFAN)
  • Vincent Mercogliano chatted with Tony DeAngelo about the upcoming trade deadline (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus examines where David Quinn’s squad stands in the race to the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as the race to the cellar (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also offered his take on the possibility of a Lundqvist buyout (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto relays word that the MSG broadcast of tonight’s game against Buffalo will spotlight Artemiy Panarin in a rather unique way (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost goes in-depth on how Connor McDavid and Leon Draisiatl are carrying the Edmonton Oilers’ offense to a degree that hasn’t been seen anywhere in the league since the late 2000’s (TSN)
  • Andrew Berkshire breaks down how much extra value the Toronto Maple Leafs will gain following their acquisition of Jack Campbell to supplant Michael Hutchinson as backup goaltender (Sportsnet)
  • Steven Ellis lists six goalies that could find themselves as the next domino to fall in the trade market following Campbell’s move from Los Angeles to Toronto (The Hockey News)
  • Adam Gretz reminisces on the biggest trades of the 2019 offseason (NBC Sports)