Bantering Points: 2/25/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks relays word from former Rangers’ general manager Emile Francis about his opinion on Jeff Gorton and how he’s handled New York’s current situation (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis highlights the fact that the team could be facing a leadership void by tomorrow afternoon (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch reminisces on the career of Jean Ratelle as his #19 is set to ascend to the rafters tonight (NY Daily News)
  • Brian Heyman hears that most of the Blueshirts’ players are anxious for the trade deadline to come and go (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro doesn’t think it will be easy for the Rangers to revamp their defense corps (Elite Sports NY)
  • Karly Redpath examines the legitimacy of the trade rumors surrounding Ryan McDonagh and the Toronto Maple Leafs (Blue Line Station)
  • Jack Milewski points out Pavel Buchnevich’s return as one of the few recent bright spots in New York (Blue Line Station)
  • George Ruggiero analyzes whether or not the franchise should gauge the market for J.T. Miller (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his take on the team’s recent trades (Blue Seat Blogs)/

Around the NHL:

  • The men’s Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament came to a close last night, as the Olympic Athletes from Russia defeated Germany 4-3 in overtime to earn gold (The Guardian)
  • Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron was spotted leaving the Air Canada Centre in a walking boot after his team’s 4-3 defeat in Toronto (TSN)
  • Emily Sadler reports that the Senators are actively working with defenseman Erik Karlsson in the hopes of finalizing a trade by tomorrow (Sportsnet)/