Bantering Points: 12/20/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that after nearly a decade and half as New York’s unquestioned starting goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist is passing the torch to Alexandar Georgiev as we speak (NY Post)
  • Brooks also sees that David Quinn isn’t letting his squad’s power play struggles slide (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson hears from Pavel Buchnevich in the middle of his nine game pointless drought (Newsday)
  • Steve Paulus breaks down why the Blueshirts must but out the final year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract this summer (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also ponders the impact Taylor Hall’s trade from New Jersey to Arizona will have on Chris Kreider’s market (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna believes that Brendan Lemieux’s reputation on the ice is hurting him (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost examines how a pair cast offs from two teams in Eastern Canada have combined to form one of the league’s deadliest duos in Vegas (TSN)
  • Steve Dangle goes in depth on how Ottawa Senators’ forward Anthony Duclair emerged from the depths of being a 3rd round pick out of QMJHL Quebec to becoming one of Ottawa’s top players (Sportsnet)
  • Scott Charles reports that Jack Eichel saw his 17 game point streak come to an end last night, as he sat out of his team’s 6-1 defeat in Philadelphia with an upper-body injury (NBC Sports)
  • Ken Campbell wonders if Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Andre Svechnikov’s propensity for lacrosse style goals might come back to bite him one day (The Hockey News)/