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Bantering Points: 8/16/21

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Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears from Chris Kreider about the team’s resiliency last season, his appearance at SmashFest, and more (NY Post)
  • Walker also chatted with Mike Richter about the organizational transition from Henrik Lundqvist to Igor Shesterkin (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses the Blueshirt’s identity shift they’ve undergone over the summer (Newsday)
  • Stephenson also highlights how both Adam Fox and Boston Bruins’ defenseman Charlie McAvoy have come a long way since their youth hockey days together in Long Island (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro notes that the Rangers’ unsucessful efforts to land Joe Sakic, both as a player and in the front office, have haunted them for decades (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL: