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Bantering Points: 7/13/20

Minnesota WIld v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks examines some of the biggest questions the Blueshirts will face prior to the resumption of the season (NY Post)
  • Brooks also reflects on the chaos of the return to play plan (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson doesn’t expect any Rangers’ players to exercise their option to opt out of the return to play plan by today’s 5 PM deadline (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano previews the team’s roster ahead of the beginning of Phase 3 (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus lists five opposing players that David Quinn’s squad will have to worry about during their play-in series against the Carolina Hurricanes (Blue Line Station)
  • Brain Abate believes that even in spite of Kaapo Kakko’s rough rookie season, he’ll make his presence felt during the playoffs (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Arpon Basu reports that multiple Montreal Canadiens’ players have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent days (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman breaks down how the economic challenges of the pandemic brought the league and its players together (Sportsnet)
  • As NHL training camps open up around the league, questions of injury and illness will be more mysterious than ever (NBC Sports)