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Bantering Points: 6/30/20

NHL: JAN 11 Rangers at Blues Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Leen Amin notes that Pavel Buchnevich has finally established himself as a consistent contributor for the Rangers (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jim Bay examines how the Blueshirts could still end up with the first overall selection in the 2020 Entry Draft (Empire Sports Media)
  • Steve Paulus suggests that rooting for a championship rather than the 12.5% chance of getting a mystery box in the Entry Draft is the way to go for fans (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also ponders the importance of past playoff experience (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Ken Campbell lists four myths and one truth about the Draft Lottery process (The Hockey News)
  • After initial reports that a decision on NHL hub cities would’ve been announced by now, a decision could still not come out before the end of today (TSN)
  • Eric Engels discusses the palpable excitement of Alexis Lafreniere possibly landing in Montreal with the Canadiens (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien details why an NHL team should look to snatch up the best currently unemployed coach sooner rather than later (NBC Sports)