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Bantering Points: 2/7/21

NHL: NOV 14 Rangers at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker chronicles Anthony Bitetto’s journey from growing up as a Rangers fan to scoring his first goal for the team (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson wonders if Bitetto and Libor Hajek could settle in as a consistent bottom pairing for the Blueshirts (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro notes that the team’s youth movement has produced positive results on defense earlier than expected (The Hockey Writers)
  • Wally McKeon highlights New York’s taxi squad promotions as the most unexpected bright spot of the season thus far (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy relays word that the possibility of pushing the 2021 Entry Draft back a full year has been floated by those in the league (NBC Sports)
  • The league is also looking for ways to increase the amount of rapid testing they perform in order to more effectively limit the spread of COVID-19 (Sportsnet)
  • Columbus Blue Jackets’ defenseman Zach Werenski has been placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury (TSN)