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Bantering Points: 8/21/20

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano answers questions concerning Alexis Lafreniere, general trade talk around the team, and more (LoHud)
  • Jake Mozarsky reminds us not to lose sight of Vitali Kravtsov, as his rookie season is likely to be the 2020-21 campaign as well (Blue Line Station)
  • Scott Esposito offers his take on what Jeff Gorton should do with the first overall selection in the 2020 Entry Draft (Blue Line Station)
  • Brendan Azoff lists five pending free agents for the Blueshirts to target (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz recaps last night’s playoff action that saw the Dallas Stars and New York Islanders punch their tickets to the Second Round of the 2020 Playoffs (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost highlights four playoff teams that have established themselves as the class of the league this summer (TSN)
  • Luke Fox writes about the unprecedented number of question marks surrounding the Washington Capitals in the wake of their embarrassing playoff exit (Sportsnet)