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Bantering Points: 8/21/21

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Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Six Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Zach Braziller notes that in the wake of Henrik Lundqvist’s retirement, the Blueshirts announced that his number 30 will ascend to the rafters of Madison Square Garden this upcoming season, never to be worn again (NY Post)
  • Dave Blezow lists the top five moments of Lundqvist’s career (NY Post)
  • In a career that has spanned the entirety of the lockout era, pictures tell the story of Lundqvist’s illustrious career (Newsday)
  • Mike Johnston breaks down why Lundqvist is a surefire hall of famer (Sportsnet)
  • Tom Castro ponders New York’s goaltending depth behind apparent starter Igor Shesterkin (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair lists the top five defenseman to skate for the Rangers (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Owen Power,(BUF) Matty Beniers,(SEA) and Kent Johnson (CBJ) will all be returning to the University of Michigan for the 2021-22 campaign (TSN)
  • The city of Glendale will be terminating its lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena following this season (Sportsnet)