Bantering Points: 2/26/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Colin Stephenson recaps the moves New York made yesterday (Newsday)
  • Larry Brooks believes that the Rangers’ handling of Kevin Hayes, culminating with yesterday’s trade, spoke volumes about what they thought of him (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis discusses how the Blueshirts stayed on the course of their slow but steady rebuild with their moves leading up to the deadline (NY Post)
  • Tom Albano opines that consistent scoring wasn’t the only thing former Ranger Mats Zuccarello brought to the team (The Hockey Writers)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his extended thoughts on the Zuccarello deal (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Steve Paulus argues that Zuccarello’s subsequent injury in his first game as a Dallas Star makes the trade look worse from New York’s perspective (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis pens an ode to Kevin Hayes (Blue Line Station)
  • John Barone speculates which of the Blueshirts’ prospects could make the jump to full-time roster players next season (Blue Line Station)
  • Reminiscing on the Robin Kovacs saga and what the organization can take away from it (Battle of NY Hockey)
  • Convienently Timed Prospect Report: Igor Shesterkin, Vitali Kravtsov, and Morgan Barron have been named the organizations three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)
  • Jess Isner caught up with Jeff Gorton once the dust settled after the 3:00 P.M. deadline (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Dixon names winners and losers from yesterday’s trade deadline action around the league (Sportsnet)
  • After being traded from New York, Winnipeg Jets’ forward Kevin Hayes chatted with the Winnipeg media for the first time (12:55 video via YouTube)
  • Ross. A argues that in acquiring Erik Brannstrom, Oscar Lindberg and a second round selection in the 2020 Entry Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights, the Ottawa Senators failed to recoup fair value for Mark Stone (Silver Seven Sens)
  • The Minnesota Wild agreed to a two year, $6.5 million extension with forward Eric Staal (TSN)
  • James O’Brien relays word that prior to the Florida Panthers’ game in Denver, they sent  forward Derick Brassard down the hallway to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 3rd round selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft (NBC Sports)
  • The full Trade Deadline Tracker, featuring all 22 trades made yesterday (