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Bantering Points: 2/12/21

Boston Bruins v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that Mika Zibanejad’s struggles have played a major role in his team’s struggles (NY Post)
  • Brooks also offered his musings on the Rangers in their current state (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears that Artemiy Panarin could miss game action due to the lower body injury he suffered on Wednesday (Newsday)
  • Stephenson also reports that the Blueshirts’ scheduled Sunday game against the Philadelphia Flyers has been postponed due to COVID concerns for the Flyers (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano notes that New York is struggling to find a suitable trade for Tony DeAngelo (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett highlights the team’s 4th line as a bright spot from Wednesday night’s action (WFAN)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy relays word that players for the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels will be living at their home arena for the duration of the season (NBC Sports)
  • The Boston Bruins have postponed the retirement of Willie O’Ree’s #22, moving it from February 18th to January 18th, 2022 (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost examines some of the oddities behind the league’s play by play data (TSN)