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Bantering Points: 6/11/21

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses how a second consecutive deep playoff run by the Islanders paints the picture of how far off the Blueshirts are from contending for a championship (NY Post)
  • Tom Castro highlights the risks of signing Mika Zibanejad to a contact extension prior to the expiration of his current contract (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Jillian Wagner recaps Game 6 of the Honda West Division Finals, a 6-3 Vegas Golden Knights victory to clinch a 4-2 series win over the Colorado Avalanche (Knights on Ice)
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets named former assistant coach Brad Larsen as their next head coach, succeeding John Tortorella (TSN)
  • Rory Boylen lists six big names players you should expect to hear in trade rumors this offseason (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz breaks down why emulating the New York Islanders’ success is impossible for other teams to do (NBC Sports)