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Bantering Points: 4/5/21

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New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game One

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses the good that could come if the Rangers, who spent their last two games getting taken to overtime by the worst team in the NHL, sneak into the playoffs (NY Post)
  • John Kreiser reminisces on the wild final day of the 1969-70 season that pushed the Rangers past the Montreal Canadiens and into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Dallas Stars’ head coach Rick Bowness was pulled from yesterday’s game during the second intermission due to the league’s COVID Protocol (Sportsnet)
  • The financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic are due to rear their head tat the upcoming trade deadline, with more teams strapped for cash and cap space than ever (TSN)
  • As the Vancouver Canucks are ravaged by the Brazilian variant of COVID-19, their fellow North Division teams offered their take on the current situation (NBC Sports)