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Bantering Points: 6/23/20

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano notes that while other teams the have had players test positive for the coronavirus, Blueshirts’ players have been spared thus far (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff reminisces on Dominic Moore’s time on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus ponders how the Rangers could pry Jack Eichel away from the Buffalo Sabres (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Abate doesn’t think Lias Andersson’s decision to remain in Sweden for the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign will matter much in the long run (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Bay relays word that players will now be able to practice in groups of up to 12 as the NHL continues along the pathway back to play (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • James Benesh lists six international players of hockey history that deserve a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame (The Hockey News)
  • Frank Seravalli makes the case for Theoren Fluery’s Hall of Fame candidacy (TSN)
  • The league and its Players Association have agreed to extend all standard player contracts from their expected end date of June 31st to October 31st (Sportsnet)
  • Former Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Chris Thorburn has announced his retirement after an 800+ game career (NBC Sports)