Bantering Points: 2/9/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Andrew Crane points to the stingy defense the Blueshirts have played as a key to their ongoing three game winning streak (NY Post)

Crane also heard from Jonny Brodzinski about why the team isn’t scoring as much as it was earlier in the season (NY Post)

Denis Gorman highlighted the contributions, both offensively and defensively, of the trio of Tyler Pitlick, Jimmy Vesey, and Barclay Goodrow (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano lists five teams the Rangers could look to swing a trade with ahead of the deadline in March (LoHud)

Lucas Standel names three players under contract beyond the remainder of the season that could be worth pursuing for Chris Drury (The Hockey Writers)

Tom Castro sees the team’s recent struggles as a reason to make a move sooner rather than later (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The San Jose Sharks placed defenseman Leon Gawanke on unconditional waivers for purposes of contract termination (TSN)

Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin has been named as the general for manager for Team USA at the 2025 Four Nations Faceoff as well as the 2026 Olympics (NBC Sports)