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Bantering Points: 5/28/21

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Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Frank Curto highlights faceoff prowess as one area the incoming coaching staff will need to focus on with New York’s centers (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

  • Chris Vivlamore reminisces on ten years of the Atlanta Thrashers fleeing the state of Georgia for Manitoba and becoming the Winnipeg Jets (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
  • Former Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager Jim Rutherford has signed on to be represented by PBI Sports, a possible precursor to a move back into an NHL front office role after resigning from Pittsburgh earlier this season (TSN)
  • James O’Brien details how Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Jordan Staal has imposed his will on the Nashville Predators in their divisional semifinal playoff series (NBC Sports)
  • The Divisional Finals are set to begin tomorrow night, as the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins will clash in Game 1 of the MassMutual East Division Finals (Sportsnet)