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Bantering Points: 5/23/20

St Louis Blues v New York Rangers Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker reminisces on the only time the Rangers made the first overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross reports that the league’s Players Association has accepted the 24 team playoff tournament in the event of the resumption of the 2019-20 season (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano chats with Tyler Wall about signing his entry level deal, Wall’s place on the organizational depth chart, and more (LoHud)
  • Frank Curto notes that the group of Blueshirts heading into the 2020 playoffs will be a young, inexperienced one (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman relays word that the Pittsburgh Penguins were one of the teams to approve the 24 team return to play format (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost breaks down the matchups that would occur in the preliminary round of the 24 team tournament (TSN)
  • Ryan Kennedy examines the relationship between this year’s AHL All-Star teams for the season and prospect depth (The Hockey News)