Bantering Points: 7/16/21

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Vincent Mercogliano wonders if the groundwork has been laid for Colin Blackwell to claim the seventh and final protection slot in the upcoming expansion draft (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate highlights a two way center that excels in the faceoff circle as a role player the Blueshirts should look to acquire this summer (The Hockey Writers)
  • Scott Blair pinpoints Adam Fox’s 12 game point streak as the stretch that solidified his Norris Trophy victory (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down the number$ between Mika Zibanejad and Jack Eichel to examine how they $tack up moving forward (The Athletic)
  • Rick Carpiniello an$wer$ que$tion$ concerning a po$$ible trade for Vladimir Tara$enko, Ryan Reave$, and more (The Athletic)/

Around the NHL:

  • John Fischer reports that the New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Ryan Graves from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for prospect Mikhail Maltsev and the 61st overall selection in the 2021 Entry Draft (All About The Jersey)
  • Adam Gretz recaps a busy day for the Florida Panthers, as the team bought out defenseman Keith Yandle, while agreeing to new contracts with forward Anthony Duclair and defenseman Gustav Forsling (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman discusses the injuries that have piled up for Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman Shea Weber and how his playing career might be over (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost notes that as bad as the Edmonton Oilers’ recent trade for defenseman Duncan Keith was, it looks even worse now that Yandle and Ryan Suter have hit the free agent market in the wake of buyouts (TSN)/