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Bantering Points: 7/8/21

2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Tom Castro examines the battles to be had during training camp as the Blueshirts’ look to identify which depth defenseman will open the season in the NHL (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup by defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 by a final score of 1-0 (Raw Charge)
  • The Canadiens won’t be going home empty handed however, as they’ve earned the 31st overall pick in the 2021 Entry Draft, likely extensions for their middling at best coach and general manager, and a trip back to an Atlantic Division featuring four teams that finished higher than them in the regular season stands, including the Lightning (Eyes on the Prize)
  • St. Louis Blues’ forward Vladimir Tarasenko has requested a trade from the organization (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost examines the rare eight year contracts signed by NHL players and how they usually pan out (TSN)