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Bantering Points: 6/24/21

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker examines the most pressing issues Chris Drury and Gerard Gallant will have to face in their first offseason as chief decision makers in New York (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks highlights one remark from Gallant’s introductory press conference that he found puzzling (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders who the Blueshirts’ next captain will be after that was discussed as a priority during Gallant’s press conference (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate writes that Alexandar Georgiev will need to be more consistent for the Rangers next season if he sticks around (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brendan Azoff believes that a Jack Eichel trade is worth looking into, but only of the cost isn’t obnoxiously high (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning suffered two major losses last night, a 3-2 overtime defeat to force Game 7 against the New York Islanders, and the loss of star forward Nikita Kucherov to a vicious, uncalled cross check early in the first period (Raw Charge)
  • St. Louis Blues’ defenseman Carl Gunnarsson has announced his retirement from the league (Sportsnet)
  • Rick Westhead reports that the news of a former Chicago Blackhawks’ video coach sexually assaulting two players during in 2010 was an “open secret” within the organization as it happened (TSN)