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Bantering Points: 8/26/20

Rimouski Oceanic v Quebec Remparts Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano previews what could happen with Tony DeAngelo as he heads into restricted fee agency for the second consecutive summer (LoHud)
  • Mercogliano also pondered what will become of Jesper Fast as he prepares to enter unrestricted free agency (LoHud)
  • Tom Castro reminisces on the oft-forgotten 1995-96 campaign on Broadway (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Paulus lists some landing spots for Alexandar Georgiev if the Rangers decide to trade him (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also examines recently fired Washington Capitals’ head coach Todd Reirden as a possible successor to Lindy Ruff (Blue Line Station)
  • Eric Willsen tells us what to expect from Mika Zibanejad when the Blueshirts return to the ice next season (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien relays word of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian flashing the talent that made him the third overall selection in the 2008 Entry Draft during last night’s playoff action (NBC Sports)
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen as the centerpiece of a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for the 15th overall selection in the 2020 Entry Draft, as well as two other players (Pensburgh)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets’ head coach John Tortorella was fined $25,000 due to his conduct following his team’s season ending defeat to Tampa last week (TSN)
  • Emily Sadler hears that a start date for the 2020-21 campaign is still up in the air (Sportsnet)