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Bantering Points: 2/20/21

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker believes that Igor Shesterkin’s recent string of starts has allowed him to entrench himself as the starter (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders what the Blueshirts can do with Mika Zibanejad as he’s mired in a dreadful slump (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that for all the character the Rangers showed on Thursday, they’ll need more out of their stars in order to maintain their winning ways (WFAN)
  • Jim Bay discusses the unlikely candidates the team’s goal scoring has come from as of late (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Matt Larkin thinks the time has come for the Jack Eichel trade whispers to re-emerge (The Hockey News)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Sidney Crosby will become the first player in franchise history to skate in 1,000 contests for the team later today (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston attempts to project the Olympic Roster for Canada’s 2022 team (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy hears that players at Lake Tahoe are prepared for the unique environment where they’re set to skate today and tomorrow (NBC Sports)