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Bantering Points: 11/16/21

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Six Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks believes that the team’s decision to be patient with Alexis Lafreniere could be on the verge of paying off (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker hears that P.K. Subban isn’t expected to face any supplemental discipline after injuring Sammy Blais during Sunday night’s contest (NY Post)
  • Walker also expects Filip Chytil to return to the lineup tonight when the Blueshirts welcome the Montreal Canadiens into town for the first time since the pandemic began (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson thinks Lafreniere’s goal against the Devils could be the confidence boost he needed (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his thoughts on the state of the Rangers (LoHud)
  • John Kreiser reminisces on the nutty finale of the 1969-70 season that saw the Blueshirts sneak into the playoffs on a goals scored tiebreaker (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • After having to wait over a year, the 2020 class for the Hockey Hall of Fame finally had their induction night (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz discusses how the tepid interest in disgruntled star Vladimir Tarasenko over the summer has been a boon for the St. Louis Blues with Tarasenko’s hot start to the season (NBC Sports)