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Bantering Points: 3/13/20

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NHL: JUN 04 Stanley Cup Final - Rangers at Kings - Game 1 Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano reports that the team’s last season playoff push has been put on hold as the NHL has suspended play in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus examines where the Blueshirts would stand if the 2019-20 campaign fails to resume (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto discusses the void that Rangers fans will be looking to fill in the wake of the season suspension (Elite Sports NY)
  • Rick Carpiniello ponder$ what the $u$pen$ion of the $ea$on would mean for Henrik Lundqvist’$ future (The Athletic)
  • The Rangers issued a response to Gary Bettman’s statement announcing the pause of the season (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Charles hears that Commissioner Bettman expects that the 2019-20 season will resume at some point (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost attempts to break down the impact of a potentially curtailed regular season (TSN)
  • The AHL followed their parent league’s lead in suspending play until further notice (Sportsnet)
  • Ryan Kennedy wonders how the IIHF’s decision to cancel the Under-18 World Championships will affect the 2020 Entry Draft (The Hockey News)