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Bantering Points: 3/17/20

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San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • The NHL has pushed back their earliest possible season resumption date in accordance with the CDC’s recommendations (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano analyzes the decision to agree to an entry-level contract with K’Andre Miller (LoHud)
  • Frank Curto writes that even if the 2019-20 campaign ends up cancelled, the Blueshirts exceeded expectations this season (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jim Bay believes that if the league’s players take the self-quarantine directives seriously, the NHL season could resume sooner than expected (Empire Sports Media)
  • Brain Abate chronicles the development of Pavel Buchnevich since his rookie season (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost examines what a playoff tournament featuring 24 teams could look like (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston relays word that the NHL is allowing players to return to their native countries on the condition that they self-quarantine (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz reports that the KHL has suspended the Gagarin Cup Playoffs for a week to determine a new format in the wake of two teams voluntarily withdrawing from the tournament (NBC Sports)