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Bantering Points: 6/1/21

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Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers”n Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks offers his take on the team’s decision to part ways with Nikolai Bobrov (NY Post)
  • Brendan Azoff highlights size and physicality as two areas of need the Blueshirts need to improve upon via offseason acquisitions (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair hears about the latest on the team’s coaching search, Colin Blackwell’s peformance on the international stage, and more (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs completed their latest choke, blowing a 3-1 series lead against the 18th place Montreal Canadiens and dropping the winner takes all Game 7 by a 3-1 score to secure a 55th consecutive year without winning the Stanley Cup, setting a new benchmark for NHL futility (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Ryan Reaves has been suspended for two games for his actions during Game 1 of the Honda West Division Finals (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)