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Bantering Points: 5/30/20

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker relays details of the Olympic-level gymnastics the Carolina Hurricanes went through in their attempts to avoid a fair qualifying round matchup with the Blueshirts (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks ponders what would’ve happened if the Rangers had succeeded in their attempt to land Eric Lindros from the Quebec Nordiques in 1992 (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson heard from John Davidson about his mindset as the league puts their return to play plan into action (Newsday)
  • Stephenson also heard from David Quinn about questions of fairness regarding the return to play format (Newsday)
  • Sean Leahy highlights the team’s goalie logjam as a major question that needs to be answered before the team returns to play (NBC Sports)
  • Curtis Jetter laments the loss of the remaining regular season games and what they could’ve meant for the Rangers (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus notes that the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs could be the league’s longest post-season tournament ever (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Paget discusses New York’s factors when the season resumes (Elite Sports NY)
  • Tony DeAngelo will be hosting the “Watch Your Tone” podcast, and is asking for fan questions to get things going for the first episode (Twitter)

Around the NHL:

  • Jim Smith, the President of USA Hockey, is an under investigation for his handling of previously reported sexual misconduct incidents in the past (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Danny Webster reports that the Henderson Silver Knights have officially come into existence as the Vegas Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate (Knights On Ice)