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Bantering Points: 7/19/21

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New York Rangers v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Peter Botte examines the team’s list of protected and exposed players ahead of Wednesday’s expansion draft (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts’ decision to acquire Barclay Goodrow’s negotiating rights from Tampa Bay, as well as protecting Kevin Rooney over Colin Blackwell and Julien Gauthier (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff reminisces on the top five Rangers goals of the past decade (The Hockey Writers)
  • Matt Grazel has the team selecting Zachary Bolduc out of QMJHL Rimouski in the latest mock draft (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpineillo explain$ why Chri$ Drury opted to u$e the seventh expan$ion protection slot on Rooney (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Protection lists for the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft were submitted and revealed yesterday, and big names on big contracts are found throughout the list (
  • James O’Brien highlights the more intriguing options the Kraken have available to select (NBC Sports)
  • Boston Bruins’ goaltender Jaroslav Halak is expected to enter the free agent market rather than re-sign with Boston (Sportsnet)
  • The New York Islanders had one of the most shocking protection lists, choosing to protect fourth liners Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck while exposing top six skaters Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey (Lighthouse Hockey)