November 9, 2020

Rangers Roundup: Panarin top winger in NHL, logo history, and latest rumors

Panarin controls puck at practice (Photo: NYR)

What a first year for Artemi Panarin with the New York Rangers. His 95 points was enough to earn him Hart Trophy finalist. He would’ve easily shattered the 100 point mark if not for the COVID-19 pause. And now he is considered the top winger by NHL Network experts.

Panarin tops the list

Artemi Panarin Rangers
Panarin at MSG Training Center (NYR)

Dan Rosen of NHL.com noted that Panarin was the best winger one either flank last season. For him there is no question who the best winger in the league is heading into next year.

He’s 29 years old and has played in 391 NHL games. In three years he’ll be a 32-year-old who will have played in a shade over 600 games, meaning he won’t have a lot of miles on him. The Rangers should be among the better teams in the League. They should play fast. Panarin could be on the same line with Kaapo Kakko, who will be a more developed 22-year-old in three years.

Dan Rosen

New York Rangers logo history

In case you missed it, yesterday I provided a little history on the origin for the New York Rangers logo design.

Check out the latest batch of NHL Rumors over at the DGH!

The offseason now switches from taking care of RFAs and their arbitration hearings to locking up the remaining UFAs.

Read the latest rumors on if Steve Yzerman will make an offer sheet to an RFA in Tampa and where Ilya Kovalchuk could land.

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