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Bantering Points: 12/25/21

New York City Celebrates Holiday Season Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Steve Serby sat down for a Q&A session with Barclay Goodrow to discuss his time on Broadway, his new teammates, and more (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that although the Blueshirts entered the Christmas break in strong position, the looming specter of COVID-19 means that nothing is a certainty as the stretch run begins (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano highlights Brett Berard, Dylan Garand, and other prospects that are participating in the World Junior Championships (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • The IIHF announced that all of its upcoming tournaments scheduled to begin in January, most notably the women’s under-18 tournament, have been canceled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (Sportsnet)
  • Olivier Neven reports that Niclas Kaus, an 18 year old German player, has passed away due to injuries he suffered during a game in Germany’s third division league (Yahoo Sports)
  • Joey Linn hears from Mark Cuban about the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Kings, officially changing its name to Arena (Fan Nation)