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Bantering Points: 6/15/21

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New York Rangers v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses what the decision to hire Gerard Gallant as head coach will mean moving forward (NY Post)
  • Brooks also heard from former Ranger Jaromir Jagr about why Gallant will be able to mesh with the team’s top players in a way that David Quinn was in over his head and never able to do (NY Post)
  • Rick Carpineillo offer$ his take on Gallant’s hiring (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Jenny Berman recaps Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals, a 4-2 victory for the Tampa Bay Lightning to knot their series with the New York Islanders up at one game each (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • James O’Brien reports that Philadelphia Flyers’ forward Oskar Lindblom was named the winner of the Bill Masterton Trophy (NBC Sports)
  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • While the Montreal Canadiens are increasing capacity to 3,500 fans for their home playoff games, health officials in Quebec are worried that they could be moving too fast (TSN)