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Bantering Points: 12/24/22

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker highlights how Julien Gauthier is taking advantage of the opportunity presented to him by Sammy Blais’ benching (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks offers his thoughts on the Blueshirts as the league wide holiday break officially began after last night’s games (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that New York’s recent stretch of wins has the team back in playoff position and has created strong vibes around the locker room (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro makes the case for the Rangers to move on from Blais sooner rather than later (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair draws some similarities between the Detroit Red Wings of the 1990s and the present day Blueshirts (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Luke Fox discusses Alexander Ovechkin’s chase to break the all-time goal record and how the forbidden mix of sports and politics tend to clash when Ovechkin is the subject (Sportsnet)
  • Minnesota Wild forward Mason Shaw has been suspended two games for kneeing San Jose Sharks’ forward Evgeny Svechnikov (TSN)