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Bantering Points: 8/7/20

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses how the Blueshirts can pick up the pieces following their embarrassing performance against Carolina (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson poses five questions facing the organization as the offseason officially begins (Newsday)
  • Neil Best pens an ode to Henrik Lundqvist (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers five thoughts on the end of New York’s 2019-20 campaign (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that the Rangers need to find some positives to take away and build upon from their brief playoff experience (WFAN)
  • Frank Curto believes that even though the Blueshirts’ season came to a crashing halt, it should still be looked at as a success (Empire Sports Media)
  • Will Wright looks back on New York’s 2019 draft class (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that Alain Vigneault’s Philadelphia Flyers are a single win away from earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoff bracket (NBC Sports)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs blew a 3-0 lead in Game 3 of their play-in series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, as they fell by a 4-3 margin and now trail 2-1 in the series (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost sees the Oilers/Blackhawks play-in series as one reminiscent of a different era of hockey (TSN)