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Bantering Points: 7/26/20

NHL: JAN 15 Hurricanes at Rangers Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks hears that New York’s top forward unit came together and made their presence felt at the team’s most recent scrimmage (NY Post)
  • Brooks also deems K’Andre Miller’s performance at camp one of the most intriguing aspects of the restart (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts on the team’s performance during the final scrimmage of the summer (LoHud)
  • Dylan Spilko lists the top five stars hitting the ice when the Rangers and Hurricanes duke it out starting on August 1st (The Hockey Writers)
  • Tom Castro reminisces on Walt Poddubny’s brief time in New York (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus wasn’t a fan of Artemiy Panarin’s decision to hop in a plane piloted by Rangers’ legend Alexei Kovalev (Blue Line Station)
  • Scott Esposito tells that tale of how before Gordie Howe signed with the Detroit Red Wings, the Blueshirts let him slip from right under their noses (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Washington Capitals’ goaltender Ilya Samsonov will not be traveling to the Toronto bubble after sustaining in injury during camp (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman reports that the Arizona Coyotes’ relationship with soon-to-be former general manager John Chayka fell apart as Chayka explored a job opportunity in another area of pro sports (Sportsnet)
  • Chicago Blackhawks’ goaltender Corey Crawford returned to practice following a positive coronavirus test (NBC Sports)