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Bantering Points: 3/25/21

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears that the Blueshirts don’t want Vitali Kravtsov to be pressured now that he’s returned to North America (NY Post)
  • Mark Fischer relays word that former Ranger Bob Plager was killed in a car crash at age 78 (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Igor Shesterkin will be back in goal tonight as the Rangers take on the Philadelphia Flyers (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from yesterday’s practice session (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff discusses how Jacob Trouba’s bounce back season has helped stabilize New York’s defense corps (The Hockey Writers)
  • Adam Naclerio examines the crucial role Brendan Lemieux ha splayed since establishing himself as a regular in the Blueshirts’ lineup (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Bay looks at the job Keith Kinkaid has done thus far (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • The Anaheim Ducks acquired forward Alexander Volkov from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Antoine Morand and a 7th round selection in the 2023 Entry Draft (Raw Charge)
  • James O’Brien recaps the Buffalo Sabres latest defeat, a 5-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins that makes them the first time in the post-lockout era to lose 15 consecutive games (NBC Sports)
  • Ryan Dixon lists five bold moves he’d like to see as the trade deadline approaches (Sportsnet)