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Bantering Points: 7/28/20

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers - Player Arrivals Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker notes that even though tomorrow’s game against the Islanders is just an exhibition game, the Rangers will approach it with a sense of urgency (NY Post)
  • Mark Fischer reports that the 20 year old son of Blueshirts’ franchise icon Barry Beck was stabbed to death yesterday (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses how New York’s players have begun adjusting to life in the NHL’s Toronto bubble (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano lists five things we learned from Phase 3 of the NHL’s return to play program (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate highlights Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren as two rookies the Rangers will have to rely on as play gets underway (The Hockey Writers)
  • Curtis Jetter details what the Blueshirts need to go right for them to have a successful stint in the Toronto bubble (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus examines the reality that has become Henrik Lundqvist as the team’s backup goaltender (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy lists the top veteran players participating in the playoffs that have yet to win a championship (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost reminisces on the highlights and lowlights of John Chayka’s time as the Arizona Coyotes’ general manager (TSN)
  • Matt Larkin heard from former teammates of the late, great Eddie Shack to discuss their friend on the ice (The Hockey News)