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Bantering Points: 3/18/20

New York Rangers v Colorado Avalanche Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks names the Blueshirts players who have or pan on returning to their offseason homes for the length of the season suspension (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano hands out NHL awards if the season were to not resume (LoHud)
  • Frank Curto relays word that MSG Networks will be airing old Rangers games to fill airtime for the time being (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Brandon Maki reports that an unnamed Ottawa Senators player has become the first NHLer to test positive for the coronavirus (Silver Seven Sens)
  • James O’Brien reminisces on some of the more obscure short term NHL tenures of all-time greats in the wake of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers signing of QB Tom Brady (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire examines the best pure shooters in the league (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli hears that the possibility of a return to regular season play in late July, followed by playoffs in August, has been floated as a possible idea (TSN)