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Bantering Points: 6/11/20

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Howie Kussoy relays word that former Blueshirts’ bench boss John Tortorella has flipped his stances on players protesting during the national anthem (NY Post)
  • Steve Paulus notes that Artemiy Panarin and Mika Zibanejad set team records among players of their respective nationalities during the regular season (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Abate discusses how Chris Kreider represents on an expected boost to the Blueshirts’ playoff pursuit (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Esposito examines the relationship between the franchise and their bevy of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • After originally being declared out for the season, Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Jake Guentzel is expected to participate in his team’s qualifying round series against the Montreal Canadiens (TSN)
  • The government of British Columbia has agreed upon a plan that allow Vancouver to be a hub city for the league’s return to play plan, and sent it to Justin Trudeau for his approval (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien discusses how Canadian-based cities are universally less likely to be selected as hub cities compared to their U.S.A. counterparts (NBC Sports)