Bantering Points: 10/24/20

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders whether or not the Rangers are finished dipping into the free agent pool (LoHud)
  • Mercogliano also details what the organization saw in Braden Schneider that made him a must draft (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett thinks that the Blueshirts should make a legitimate effort to acquire Jonathan Toews from the Chicago Blackhawks (WFAN)
  • Jason Katinas wonders if the Rangers will benefit from Jacques Martin and his strong defensive system that will feature Jack Johnson logging heavy minutes (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus highlights New York’s right wing depth chart as an intriguing battle to keep an eye on (Blue Line Station)
  • Frank Curto writes that residents of Rangerstown should expect another season of shoddy defensive play (Empire Sports Media)/

Around the NHL:

  • The 2021 Winter Classic in Minnesota and 2021 All-Star Game in Florida have been postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding when the 2020-21 campaign will begin (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz writes that although the Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t been particularly active since winning the Stanley Cup, that will need to change sooner rather than later (NBC Sports)
  • Potential changes to the draft lottery, next season’s start date, and the return of the legal tampering period for free agents dominated the chatter at yesterday’s GM meetings (TSN)/