Bantering Points: 2/15/22

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears that after four days of practice since returning from their break, the Blueshirts are amped up to get back on the ice for game action (NY Post)
  • Walker also caught up with Igor Shesterkin to get his thoughts on the team’s return to play (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from Gerard Gallant about his coaching philosophy as the Rangers begin the second half in the thick of the race for a Metropolitan division title (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano ponders if now is the time for an all-rookie defense pairing featuring Zac Jones and Braden Schneider (LoHud)
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Around the NHL:

  • With Team China’s men’s ice hockey team performing predictably poor at Olympics, questions still linger about the sport’s viability for future growth of the sport (NBC Sports)
  • Matt Drake and Patrik Bexell break down the deal that saw the Calgary Flames acquire forward Tyler Toffoli from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a pair of draft picks, a prospect, and forward Tyler Pitlick (Eyes On The Prize)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators will be able to host 50% capacity crowds effective immediately due to a change in the province of Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions (TSN)/