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Bantering Points: 7/31/21

New York Rangers v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks notes that the looming possibility of a Jack Eichel trade has left the future of some of New York’s most notable players up in the air (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker ponders what the Blueshirts next move will be in their attempts to make the team tougher at the cost of being worse at playing the game of ice hockey (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano examines various angles of the team’s center situation (LoHud)
  • Reminiscing on The Gumper, one of the most iconic goalies in Rangers history, Gump Worsley (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Free agent forward David Krejci announced that he’ll be leaving the NHL to continue his playing career in his native Czech Republic (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
  • Adam Gretz details how the fifth best forward on a team that hasn’t won a playoff series since 2018 has managed to give a few division rivals a bad case of brain worms (NBC Sports)
  • Jack Eichel’s agents issued a statement regarding the lack of a trade for their client as of now (Sportsnet)