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Bantering Points: 7/1/21

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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 doesn’t think Chris Drury will be able to significantly upgrade the team without making moving out some current roster players (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discussed Adam Fox’s improvements in his second season that culminated in a Norris Trophy (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano answers questions concerning Mika Zibanejad’s next contract and more (LoHud)
  • Mia O’Brien reports that the franchise has reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Icemen to serve as an ECHL affiliate (First Coast News)

Around the NHL:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning rode a strong effort from Andrei Vasilevskiy to earn a 3-1 victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals and take a 2-0 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens (Eyes On The Prize)
  • Chicago Blackhawks’ center Jonathan Toews revealed that his absence from his team’s lineup this past season was due to a Chronic Immune Response Syndrome diagnosis (TSN)
  • Rumors cropped up yesterday that the Blackhawks are working on a trade to move veteran defenseman Duncan Keith to a west coast team (Sportsnet)