Bantering Points: 2/29/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 4, CBJ 1 (5:00 video via

Game Recap: The Rangers’ stars showed out as Artemiy Panarin had a trio of points and Igor Shesterkin made 30 saves to avenge Sunday’s loss to Columbus and become the NHL’s first 40 win team in 2023-24 (CBS Sports)

Larry Brooks chatted with Neil Smith about the 1991 trade deadline deal for Joey Kocur and how addressing a team’s “needs” on paper at the deadline doesn’t always lead to the expected results (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that the Blueshirts’ 40th victory moved them into a tie for first place in the league wide standings (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from Adam Edstrom, who has quietly played an effective depth role since being recalled from AHL Harford while Matt Rempe has garnered the majority of the attention (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offered his takeaways from New York’s latest victory (LoHud)

Jesse Courville-Lynch details Rempe’s rise from a sixth round pick following a COVID-shortened draft year to his arrival on Broadway (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh and Thoma$ Drance di$cu$$ a po$$ible trade between the Ranger$ and $eattle Kraken involving Alex Wennberg (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Lia Assimakopoulos reports that the Dallas Stars acquired defenseman Chris Tanev and goaltender Cole Brady in a three team trade with the Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils in exchange for 2nd, (conditional) 3rd, and 4th round draft picks and prospect Artem Grushnikov (Dallas Morning News)

The five members of the 2018 Canadian World Juniors team accused of sexual assault will face a trial by jury (Sportsnet)

The Philadelphia Flyers placed goaltender Cal Petersen on waivers (TSN)