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Bantering Points: 5/31/20

New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Karl DeBlaker/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that a small conflict between the league and its players’ union could be drawing near (NY Post)
  • Frank Curto hears about David Quinn’s eagerness to coach his first playoff series (Empire Sports Media)
  • Tom Castro examines the Blueshirts’ struggles when it comes to making top ten selections in the Entry Draft (The Hockey Writers)
  • Dylan Spilko lists three players that will make or break the team’s fate in a qualifying round series against Carolina (The Hockey Writers)
  • Joseph Gucciardo names five games from the 2019-20 campaign that New York’s fans should be eager to watch (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Contrary to previous reports, the University of Alabama-Huntsville’s hockey program will not be disbanded, as the college raised over $500,000 to keep it going (Sportsnet)
  • Pierre LeBrun confirms that the Vancouver Canucks’ first round selection in the 2020 Entry Draft would transfer to the New Jersey Devils (via Tampa Bay as a result of the Blake Coleman trade) if the Canucks win their qualifying round matchup against Minnesota (TSN)
  • Brian Costello puts together the Arizona Coyotes all-time team for players drafted by the organization (The Hockey News)