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Bantering Points: 8/24/20

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New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Will Wright lists a handful of players the Blueshirts could target with the first round pick the Carolina Hurricanes owe them (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus examines the bright side of Vitali Kravtsov beginning the 2020-21 campaign in the KHL (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also thinks that as their Metropolitan Division rivals begin to falter, the Rangers are in prime position to begin their ascent (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • The Washington Capitals have relieved Todd Reirden of his head coaching duties after a second consecutive first round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Japers Rink)
  • Following a questionable Twitter post by agent Allan Walsh in his defense, Vegas Golden Knights’ goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has come out and offered his side of the story (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien recaps the Boston Bruins’ 3-2 Game 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning to open up their Eastern Conference Semifinal series (NBC Sports)