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Bantering Points: 12/15/22

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce highlights how New York’s ongoing winning streak has occurred i spite of the fact that their captain, Jacob Trouba, hasn’t contributed anything positive as of late (NY Post)
  • Joyce also notes that another victory over the red hot Toronto Maple Leafs would make the Rangers’ streak look even more impressive (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw that Mika Zibanejad and Artemiy Panarin remained on a line together even as Gerard Gallant continues to jumble up the forward lines (Newsday)
  • Brendan Azoff points out that even as the Blueshirts have managed to string together a couple of wins as of late, their underlying play has taken a nosedive (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • RFA forward Alex Formenton agreed to a one year contract with Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss League after losing his eligibility to play in the NHL for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign (TSN)
  • Forbes released their yearly valuation of the league’s 32 franchises, with the Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Canadiens comprising the top three (Sportsnet)