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Bantering Points: 7/16/20

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks relays word that Igor Shesterkin played well in the Rangers’ first scrimmage of Phase 3 (NY Post)
  • Neil Best confirms that the Blueshirts’ qualifying round games (as well as the Islanders’) will be broadcast exclusively on MSG Networks (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from yesterday’s camp session (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus ponders whether or not Adam Fox should have been a finalist for the Calder Trophy (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy relays word that Bruce Cassidy, (BOS) John Tortorella, (CBJ, formerly NYR) and Alain Vigneault (PHI, formerly NYR) have been named as finalists for the Jack Adams Award (NBC Sports)
  • Andrew Berkshire highlights the impact of Seth Jones as a critical factor in the play-in series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets (Sportsnet)
  • While players won’t be subject to wearing masks, coaches around the league are debating the pros and cons of protecting themselves against the coronavirus (TSN)