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Bantering Points: 2/18/20

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Boston Bruins v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses the ugly ending hanging over the head of both the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist (NY Post)
  • Peter Botte relays word of the unflattering remarks Brad Marchand had to say about Ryan Lindgren (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson sees Marchand’s comments regarding Lindgren as proof that Lindgren’s game has begun translating to the NHL successfully (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano views the Blueshirts’ improved play leading up to the deadline as an obstacle in their decision making process (LoHud)
  • Frank Curto noticed that Tony DeAngelo took to Twitter (as he often does) to vocalize his thoughts on the Marchand/Lindgren altercation (Elite Sports NY)
  • Steve Paulus reviews the Rangers’ situation as the deadline draws closer (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpiniello believe$ that even as the vibe $urrounding the team i$ different compared to year’$ pa$t, the re$ult of the trade deadline will be a $imilar one (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Scott MacDonald hears the AHL’s Stockton Heat could be moving into the state of Colorado to resolve their attendance issues at some point before the beginning of the 2022-23 campaign (Mile High Hockey)
  • Jared Clinton lists ten non-rental players that could be on the move prior to the trade deadline (The Hockey News)
  • The Vancouver Canucks acquired forward Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Tim Schaller, prospect Tyler Madden, a 2020 2nd round draft pick, and a conditional 2022 4th round draft pick (TSN)
  • Michael Russo chatted with former Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau about the questionable deicision his former employers made to relieve him of his coaching duties (Sportsnet)