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Bantering Points: 8/19/20

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders where Brett Howden fits into New York’s plans moving forward (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett offers his take on the Henrik Lundqvist situation (WFAN)
  • Curtis Jetter writes that even before Chris Kreider plays a single game of the seven year contract extension he signed in February, the Rangers might already be regretting their decision (Blue Line Station)
  • Brendan Azoff goes out on a limb by suggesting that the Blueshirts are better off holding onto their first overall selection (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Abate discusses how a flat salary cap will hurt New York’s chances of keeping Jesper Fast in the fold (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpiniello expand$ on how the incoming flat cap will affect the team’$ off$ea$on plan$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk has passed away at age 57 following a battle with stomach cancer (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost breaks down how teams around the league have experienced stretches of power play ineptitude that rival the Rangers’ post season power play units (TSN)
  • James O’Brien recaps Alexander Ovechkin’s one man show that saved the Washington Capitals from getting swept out of the playoffs by the New York Islanders (NBC Sports)