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Bantering Points: 2/26/21

New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker believes that Filip Chytil returning to the lineup in the near future could be the spark needed for the Blueshirts to turn the season around (NY Post)
  • Walker also heard from David Quinn about his thoughts on fans returning to Madison Square Garden tonight (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word that a few members of Adam Fox’s family will be among those in attendance tonight (Newsday)
  • Neil Best noticed that Craig Carton and Evan Roberts have helped WFAN reclaim the #1 afternoon drive radio slot, beating out The Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY Radio (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offered his observations from yesterday’s practice session (LoHud)
  • Sean Hartnett discusses how in spite of not wearing a “C” on his jersey, Chris Kreider is playing like New York’s leader (WFAN)
  • Rob Taub ponders if the time has come for residents of Rangerstown to retire the infamous “Potvin Sucks!” chant (Empire Sports Media)
  • Media Availability: Filip Chytil (3:04) and David Quinn (6:45) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost details how Carey Price’s continued decline has put the Montreal Canadiens’ in a bind (TSN)
  • Eric Engels gives us his take on Price’s recent issues in goal (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy reports that the Buffalo Sabres made forward Jeff Skinner, currently in year three of a contract that pays him $9 million annually, a healthy scratch (NBC Sports)