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Bantering Points: 3/15/20

Tiffany Haddish Brings The Stanley Cup To The LA City Council Meeting To Celebrate Black Hockey History Month Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis writes that the Coronavirus pandemic could prevent K’Andre Miller from making his professional debut until the fall (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson believes that if the final game of the 2019-20 campaign has been played, it can be looked as a positive season for the Blueshirts (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus argues that the Rangers should look to jettison Brendan Lemieux when the opportunity arises (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also ponders what Miller’s timetable is from his signing to his eventual NHL arrival (Blue Line Station)
  • Jim Bay ponders that with Madison Square Garden unavailable as a home venue indefinitely, where would the Rangers play home games if the season resumes (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Alex Prewitt juxtaposes this season’s suspension with the cancellation of the 1919 playoffs (The Hockey News)
  • Adam Gretz reports that KHL Jokerit has pulled out of the Gagarin Cup playoffs amidst concern of coronavirus exposure (NBC Sports)
  • After receiving nearly $300,000,000 dollars in public money to fund a new arena, the Calgary Flames have opted against paying part time employees scheduled to work events that have been cancelled due to the pandemic (TSN)
  • Donald Fehr reports that teams could begin to re-open training facilities for player use as soon as next week (Sportsnet)