Bantering Points: 2/3/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker heard from various All-Stars about what Vincent Trocheck brings to the ice and his opportunity to attend the second All-Star weekend of his career (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that if the Blueshirts have any serious aspirations about winning the Stanley Cup, Igor Shesterkin will need to turn his season around (Newsday)

Jesse Courville-Lynch discusses the recent report that the Rangers will be fielding calls on Kaapo Kakko’s availability as the trade deadline approaches (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple $at down with the Lindgren brother$, New York’$ Ryan and Charlie of the Wa$hington Capital$, for a rare interview between the two brothers (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Los Angeles Kings fired head coach Todd McLellan and named Jim Hiller as the team’s interim bench boss (TSN)

Edmonton Oilers’ forward Connor McDavid won the skills competition at All-Star weekend (Sportsnet)

For the first time since Sochi 2014, NHL players are slated to participated in the Olympics in 2026 and 2030 (NBC Sports)

David Minuk reports that the Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Sean Monahan from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 1st round selection in the 2024 Entry Draft and a conditional 3rd round selection in the 2027 Entry Draft (Illegal Curve)