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Bantering Points: 7/12/20

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Two Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears from franchise icon Dave Maloney to get his take on which goaltender should get the nod against Carolina (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson lists three questions that must be answered ahead of the team’s play-in series (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano examines how the Rangers and Hurricanes’ special teams units stack up against each other (LoHud)
  • Scott Esposito reminisces on Ray Sheppard’s brief time on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Jeb Biggart argues that Lindy Ruff’s departure will end up being addition by subtraction (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Ken Campbell discusses how the uncertainty brought on by an international pandemic is all that was necessary for labor peace to emerge (The Hockey News)
  • Chris Johnston ponders what type of outbreak would be necessary for the league to cancel its restart plans (Sportsnet)
  • Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mike Green was one of four players to announce themselves opting out of the return to play program yesterday, as he was joined by Roman Polak, (DAL) Karl Alzner, (MTL) and Sven Baertschi (VAN) (TSN)