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Bantering Points: 4/29/21

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New York Rangers v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker discusses how after a slow start, Alexis Lafreniere’s career is starting to blossom (NY Post)
  • Walker also highlights how the Rangers’ next two meetings with the Islanders could go down as the start of a magical playoff run, or just footnotes in hockey history (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson wonders which goaltender David Quinn will elect to start in tonight’s season-defining matchup with the Islanders (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano argues that Igor Shesterkin should be the lion’s share of starts in goal from here on out (LoHud)
  • Jim Bay breaks down why in spite of Adam Fox’s tremendous season, the sophomore defender is unlikely to come away with a Norris Trophy for his trouble (Empire Sports Media)
  • Rick Carpiniello an$wer$ question$ about a potential trade for Jack Eichel, David Quinn and Jeff Gorton’$ future, and more (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • James O’Brien recaps the action from around the league last night (NBC Sports)
  • Montreal Canadiens’ forward Jonathan Drouin has stepped away from the team, and will be out indefinitely for personal reasons (TSN)
  • Rory Boylen lists nine teams that will need to make tough decisions ahead of the Seattle Expansion Draft this coming summer (Sportsnet)