Bantering Points: 1/1/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker sees Artemiy Panarin’s hat trick against the Lightning as the latest addition to his list of accomplishments as he stakes an MVP case (NY Post)

Lucas Standel ponders what Filip Chytil’s future with the Blueshirts as he continues to make his way back from a concussion (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple note$ that for a$ good a$ the Ranger$ where in 2023, there’$ room for improvement a$ 2024 begins (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Luke Fox chatted with Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Jonathan Marchessault about playing in the Winter Classic at the home of his favorite baseball team, the Seattle Mariners (Sportsnet)

The Ottawa Senators removed the interim tag from general manager Steve Staios, while also adding Dave Poulin and Ryan Bowness to front office roles (TSN)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard returned to the ice yesterday following a stint in the league’s joint Player Assistance Program (NBC Sports)