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Bantering Points: 7/23/20

New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks highlights the ages of Brett Howden, Tyler Wall, and Morgan Barron in his case to make the Rangers out to be the NHL’s next potential dynasty (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker writes that Filip Chytil could be an x-factor in the playoffs (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Igor Shesterkin received the most reps in practice on Wednesday, possibly signaling him as the #1 goaltender heading into the play-in series (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano hears the youth of the Blueshirts is amped up for their first taste of the NHL playoffs (LoHud)
  • Ryan Kennedy offers a preview of New York’s play-in series (The Hockey News)
  • Stephen Ground reminisces on Brian Leetch’s Conn Smythe Trophy victory during the 1994 playoffs (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brendan Azoff looks back on Brian Boyle’s time on Broadway (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to a three year, $9 million contract extension with forward Oskar Lindblom (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston examines how even as the only true “home” teams in the playoffs, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers will face the same restrictions as the other 22 teams inside the bubbles (Sportsnet)
  • The New York Islanders have reached a deal with UBS for the naming rights to their new arena in Belmont (NBC Sports)