Bantering Points: 2/21/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks argues that with the trade deadline only a few days away, Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello should have played their final games on Broadway (for now......) (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Hayes and Zuccarello aren’t the only two players on the team anxious ahead of Monday’s deadline (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett believes that while players have every right to be nervous, fans should sit back and be ready for whatever Jeff Gorton brings them (WFAN)
  • Mollie Walker breaks down the recent blockbuster between the Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks (The Hockey Writers)
  • Frank Curto relays word that trades involving Zuccarello and Hayes could come down to the final minutes of the deadline (Elite Sports NY)
  • Justin Bonhard does a deep dive into Mika Zibanejad’s career year (Elite Sports NY)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his take on the Rangers-related rumors floated by Elliotte Friedman (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • John Barone ponders if signing Kevin Shattenkirk was a mistake (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus wonders what the Blueshirts would look like if they opted against forcing a Ryan McDonagh trade at last year’s deadline (Blue Line Station)
  • Examining all of New York’s roster players ahead of the deadline (Battle of NY Hockey)/

Around the NHL:

  • Luke Fox gives his power rankings with a trade deadline-centric twist (Sportsnet)
  • The Boston Bruins acquired forward Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Ryan Donato and a 5th round selection in the 2019 Entry Draft (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
  • James O’Brien hears that in spite of going from early season playoff lock to current playoff longshot, Buffalo Sabres’ head coach Phil Housley received a vote of confidence concerning his job security (NBC Sports)
  • Frank Seravalli takes a look at the league’s Central Registry, where all trade calls are forwarded to throughout the season (TSN)/