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Bantering Points: 1/9/21

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce believes that K’Andre Miller’s performance thus far has put him in line to earn ab opening night roster spot (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker notes that even though he’ll be Alexis Lafreniere’s first NHL linemate, Filip Chytil is still focused on rounding out his own game (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that former Rangers’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist underwent successful open heart surgery and is now recovering (Newsday)
  • Justin Cuthbert saw that Tony DeAngelo deactivated his Twitter account in the wake of the company’s decision to ban President Trump from their platform, and will be moving most of his social media engagement to Parler (Yahoo Sports)
  • Leen Amin recaps how the Rangers’ prospects performed at the World Junior Championships (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • John Fischer reports that New Jersey Devils’ goaltender Corey Crawford will be taking an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons (All About the Jersey)
  • Frank Seravalli examines the pros and cons of the all-Canadian North Division for Canada’s Stanley Cup hopes (TSN)
  • The Dallas Stars were victims of a COVID-19 outbreak, with eight team personnel testing positive for the virus and pushing back the start of their season until at least January 19th (Sportsnet)