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Bantering Points: 2/24/20

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San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks relays word that today will likely be Chris Kreider’s final day as a Broadway Blueshirt following failed contract negotiations (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis examines how Kreider’s situation will impact the rest of the team’s players moving forward (NY Post)
  • Steve Paulus ponders how important Kreider truly is to the Rangers (Blue Line Station)
  • Paulus also took a glance at where the team stood in the playoff picture prior to yesterday’s action (Blue Line Station)
  • Rick Carpineillo note$ that deci$ion day ha$ finally arrived for Kreider and the Ranger$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Kevin Klein hears that the Washington Capitals’ acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 3rd round pick in the 2020 Entry Draft (Japers’ Rink)
  • Steven Ellis reminisces on the worst trade deadline deal in the post-lockout era for every team (The Hockey News)
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning agreed to a one year, $1.3 million pro-rated contract with defenseman Zach Bogosian (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy reports that the Minnesota Wild will host the St. Louis Blues in the 2021 Winter Classic at Target Field, home of MLB’s Minnesota Twins (NBC Sports)