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Bantering Points: 7/9/20

New York Rangers And Philadelphia Flyers Legends Visit The Empire State Building Photo by Thomas Nycz/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears that Henrik Lundqvist is yet to take the ice with any of his teammates for Phase 2 workouts (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross reports that the 2020-21 campaign is slated to begin on December 1st, roughly two months after the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano analyzes the goaltending matchup in the Blueshirts’ qualifying round series against Carolina (LoHud)
  • Frank Curto relays word that once the games begin, Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti will be calling the game from a New York studio rather than on site (Empire Sports Media)
  • Scott Esposito examines candidates to replace the soon-to-be departed Lindy Ruff as an assistant to David Quinn (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Kennedy discusses how European-based prospects remaining overseas for the 2020-21 campaign would be a win-win scenario for teams and players (The Hockey News)
  • Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger has left his position as a senior advisor to the President of Hockey Operations with the Florida Panthers to focus on his family’s business (TSN)
  • Ryan Dixon lists some of the worst teams to ever qualify for the Stanley Cup Finals (Sportsnet)