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Bantering Points: 1/24/21

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers Photo by Paul Bereswill/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker notes that only four games into his professional career, K’Andre Miller is already emerging as a core piece of New York’s blue line (NY Post)
  • Walker also details the lesson Alexis Lafreniere learned from sharing the same ice with his childhood idol, Sidney Crosby (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson argues that sometimes, the best trades franchises make are the ones they don’t make at all (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano wondered of the Blueshirts would make sense as a landing spot for Pierre-Luc Dubois prior to yesterday’s trade announcement (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets ended the Dubois saga yesterday, shipping him and a 3rd round selection in the 2022 Entry Draft to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forwards Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic (Jackets Cannon)
  • With a blockbuster of this magnitude, both fanbases have had strong reactions to the deal (Arctic Ice Hockey)
  • Frank Seravalli highlights how with both teams taking major risks in the deal, neither team hopes to watch it blow up in their face (TSN)
  • A pre-draft tournament featuring top prospects and pushing the draft back have been a pair of ides recently floated by team executives (Sportsnet)