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Bantering Points: 5/21/21

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Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks hears that the Rangers are set to interview former Arizona Coyotes’ head coach Rick Tocchet for their vacant position (NY Post)
  • Brooks also noted that Columbus Blue Jackets’ President of Hockey Operations John Davidson didn’t have much to say about his departure from his old team in his introductory press conference in Columbus (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano lists five things we learned from watching the Blueshirts skate through the truncated 2020-21 campaign (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate makes the case for handing Mika Zibanejad a contract extension (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman take$ a look at New York’$ $alary cap $ituation ahead of their pivotal off$ea$on (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward John Tavares had to be stretchered off the ice following a collision with Corey Perry during the course of his team’s 2-1 defeat against the Montreal Canadiens (NBC Sports)
  • Iain MacIntyre reports that the Vancouver Canucks are making progress on a contract extension with head coach Travis Green (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost details how the Boston Bruins’ top forward line is once again causing matchup problems for whichever infortunate souls skate opposite of them (TSN)