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Bantering Points: 4/15/21

NHL: APR 16 Round 1 Game 3 - Canadiens at Rangers Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker believes that Mika Zibanejad’s return to form changes everything for the Blueshirts (NY Post)
  • Walker also wrote that pairing Artemiy Panarin with Filip Chytil could allow New York’s top young center to reach his full potential (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson ponders how Zibanejad’s hot and cold season will affect him when the time to negotiate a new contract comes (Newsday)

Around the NHL:

  • Buffalo Sabres’ forward Jack Eichel is slated to miss the remainder of the season as he undergoes surgery to repair a herniated disc (TSN)
  • Elliotte Friedman speculates about how the comments Vancouver Canucks’ forward Jonathan Tanner Miller made publicly about his team’s remaining schedule will cause the league to change it (Sportsnet)
  • James O’Brien wonders if the Colorado Avalanche should’ve made a stronger effort to acquire a top flight goaltender at the trade deadline rather than settle for what they did (NBC Sports)