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Bantering Points: 5/28/20

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2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • David BIezow sees that in spite of being a lower seed in the NHL’s hypothetical qualifying round, the Blueshirts have greater odds of winning the Stanley Cup than the New York Islanders (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks argues that Henrik Lundqvist should be given a proper sendoff via a chance at significant playing time during New York’s tournament run (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson poses five questions the Rangers must answer if and when play resumes (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus examines the league’s ludicrous draft lottery plan (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Eric Francis laments the fact that a Battle of Alberta series has become much more unlikely under the league’s return to play format (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli discusses some of what hockey fans will miss now that the regular season has been officially cut short (TSN)
  • Ken Campbell relays word that this season’s expanded playoff format is expected to be a one time event (The Hockey News)