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Bantering Points: 7/3/20

Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce relays word that Phase 3 of the league’s return to play program has been pushed back until at least July 13th (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his latest projection on New York’s roster when the season resumes (LoHud)
  • Steve Paulus ponders which Rangers’ netminder will get the nod in Game 1 of their qualifying round series against Carolina (Blue Line Station)
  • Kyle McKenna believes that selecting Alexis Lafreniere would be a stellar consolation prize if the Blueshirts lose their play-in series (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Ken Campbell writes that even though players around the league won’t like the possible CBA extension set to happen, it’s their best option for now (The Hockey News)
  • Justin Bourne offers his thoughts on future Olympic participation, the hub cities, and the flat salary cap set to take effect (Sportsnet)
  • While the city of Edmonton will host only the Western Conference teams during the first two rounds of the playoffs, it will serve as the only hub city during the Conference and Stanley Cup Finals (TSN)