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Bantering Points: 6/9/21

New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators - Game Five Photo by Francois Laplante/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks notes that the status of a handful of coaches on teams that made the Divisional Finals could impact Gerard Gallant’s status as the frontrunner to succeed David Quinn behind the bench (NY Post)
  • Tab Bamford ponders whether or not pursuing Jack Eichel would be the right move for Chris Drury to make his mark right away (Elite Sports NY)

Around the NHL:

  • Alec Sawyer recaps the Carolina Hurricanes’ season-ending defeat in Game 5 of the Discover Central Division Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning (Canes Country)
  • Sean Leahy relays word that the eight game suspension levied against Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri was upheld by a neutral arbitrator (NBC Sports)
  • Matt Dumba, (MIN) Oskar Lindblom, (PHI) and Patrick Marleau (SJS) have been named as finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost breaks down which of the Colorado Avalanche or Vegas Golden Knights the Montreal Canadiens would stand their best chance against in a Stanley Cup Semifinal matchup (TSN)