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Bantering Points: 4/10/18

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Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Justin Tasch relays word that Jeff Gorton’s desirable qualities for a new coach have eliminated a handful of possibilities (NY Daily News)
  • Larry Brooks noted that Gorton and Henrik Lundqvist share the same vision of competing next season (NY Post)
  • Neil Best examines all of the New York-metropolitan area coaches in the wake of Vigneault’s firing (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his thoughts on the end of the Alain Vigneault era (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also reports that Scott Arniel and Daryl Williams have also been relieved of their duties (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • John Williams gives his thoughts on Jeff Gorton’s season-ending press conference (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis does an autopsy on Alain Vigneault’s time on Broadway (Blue Line Station)
  • Greg Kaplan addresses the rumors surrounding Ilya Kovalchuk and the Blueshirts (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Dominick Renna grades the team’s centers (Elite Sports NY)
  • Jeff Gorton addressed the media to touch on the team’s coaching search, their expectations regarding the future, and more (15:35 video via Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Buffalo Sabres’ forward Ryan O’Reilly said that a culture of losing has crept into his team’s locker room, as some of his team’s players have become “OK with losing” (NBC Sports)
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview: Canada’s two playoff teams offer the nation plenty of hope in the pursuit of their first championship since 1993 (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost dives into the numbers behind the Eastern Conference playoff teams (TSN)
  • Mackenzie Lidell hands out alternative awards for the 2017-18 regular season (Puck Daddy)