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Bantering Points: 4/8/21

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Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers Photo by Carly Boyle/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker ponders how the Blueshirts can go stretches without looking creative on offense while also having games like they’ve had against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh two nights ago (NY Post)
  • Walker also relays word that the team didn’t practice yesterday as the players received vaccines for COVID-19 (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson christens Colin Blackwell as New York’s most pleasant surprise of the season (Newsday)
  • Scott Blair catches up on how some of the Blueshirts’ prospects have been performing as of late (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down how Adam Fox i$ one of a handful of new age defen$eman that could make people rethink what it mean$ to be a $ucce$$ful defender in today’$ game (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Steven E. Emith reports that the New York Islanders acquired forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a 1st round selection in the 2021 Entry Draft, a conditional 4th round selection in the 2022 Entry Draft, and a pair of minor leaguers (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • Darren Dreger hears that the league wants to get the Vancouver Canucks back on the ice by the end of next week as they battle an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak raging through the team (TSN)
  • James O’Brien recaps the action from around the league yesterday (NBC Sports)