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Bantering Points: 8/8/20

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Steve Paulus wraps up the Blueshirts’ brief return to playoff hockey (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also noted that with some higher seeded teams losing their play in series, the Rangers are now slated to pick no worse than 11th in the 2020 Entry Draft (Blue Line Station)
  • Jess Isner writes that with the 2019-20 season officially over, the next major event on New York’s calendar is Monday’s draft lottery (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Ken Campbell writes that after the Toronto Maple Leafs staged one of the most improbably comebacks in league history to stave off elimination last night, what happens in Game 5 will speak volumes about the team’s mettle (The Hockey News)
  • Darren Dreger relays word that the league is moving forward with its investigation into the Arizona Coyotes improper pre-draft testing protocols (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz recaps the wild action from Friday, with five more teams being sent home for the summer after losing their respective Game 4’s (NBC Sports)
  • The Florida Panthers are expected to move on from general manager Dale Tallon following the team’s lackluster performance in the play-in series against the New York Islanders (Sportsnet)