Bantering Points: 3/1/17

News and notes for Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

In a game against one of the league's Stanley Cup Contenders, the Rangers proved they don't belong in the conversation. Despite being down two of their top nine forwards, the Washington Capitals came into Madison Square Garden and handled the Rangers with ease, earning a 4-1 victory in Kevin Shattenkirk's Capitals debut. For now, all the Rangers can do is put this game behind them and get ready for the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Jen Neale reports that John Tortorella was slightly upset after a questionable call in overtime that led to the Columbus Blue Jackets' 1-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens (Puck Daddy)
  • Sean McIndoe lists eight difficult questions NHL general managers have to ask themselves as they approach the trade deadline (Sportsnet)
  • Jake Sundstrom passed along news of the Jannik Hansen/Nikolay Goldobin trade to Sharks fans, and they reacted accordingly (Fear The Fin)
  • The Montreal Canadiens were also busy yesterday, making two moves to acquire forward Steve Ott from the Detroit Red Wings for a 2018 6th Round Pick, and to ship forward David Desharnais to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Brandon Davidson (Habs Eyes On The Prize)
  • Blake Schuster relays word that the Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars teamed up for another intra-divisional trade, sending defenseman Johnny Oduya back to Chicago in exchange for prospect Mark McNeill and a 4th Round Pick (Second City Hockey)/