Bantering Points: 10/17/20

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks analyzes the fallout from the Alexandar Georgiev and Tony DeAngelo signings (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson ponders how the team will handle Ryan Strome and Brendan Lemieux (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett writes that even after signing two year deals respectively, Georgiev and DeAngelo could serve as valuable trade chips sooner rather than later (WFAN)
  • Jame O’Brien explains why the Rangers’ best window to compete for a Stanley Cup is in the immediate future (NBC Sports)
  • Jason Katinas previews what New York’s opening night lineup could look like (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus examines whether or not Colin Blackwell will fit into the Blueshirts’ program (Blue Line Station)
  • Brian Abate doesn’t see a clear plan for the Rangers’ defense corps now that the free agency dust has settled (The Hockey Writers)/

Around the NHL:

  • JFresh breaks down why the Colorado Avalanche’s acquisition of Devon Toews from the New York Islanders in exchange for a pair of second round picks was a coup for Colorado (Substack)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs have made another major splash in their bid to win the 2014 Stanley Cup, as the team agreed to a one year, $700,000 contract with forward Joe Thornton (Pension Plan Puppets)
  • Mike Johnston hears that in spite of being only 45 games from skating in more NHL games than Gordie Howe ever did, San Jose Sharks’ forward Patrick Marleau has remained humble (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost talks about the possibility of a division consisting of the league’s seven Canadian teams for the 2020-21 campaign (TSN)/