Bantering Points: 3/1/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks notes that with February officially in the rear view mirror, the Blueshirts’ recent success has set the bar higher than before (NY Post)

Brooks also highlights how for as well as Artemiy Panarin has played this season, his season being deemed a success or failure remains to be determined with the playoffs looming (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano makes the case for Chris Drury to be aggressive in seeking reinforcements for the Rangers’ roster as the trade deadline draws near (LoHud)

Peter Baugh li$t$ 16 forward$ to keep an eye on a$ potential acqui$ition$ for New York by thi$ time next week (The Athletic)

Arthur $taple argue$ that for any player New York could potentially acquire, Igor $he$terkin’s recent return to Vezina form i$ the mo$t impactful change the team could a$k for down the $tretch (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Elliotte Friedman reports that the Vancouver Canucks have re-engaged in contract discussions with forward Elias Pettersson after trade negotiations with the Carolina Hurricanes behan to pick up steam (Sportsnet)

Various defenseman around the league have the pros and cons of playing the position on their off-side (TSN)

Recently acquired Dallas Stars defenseman Chris Tanev is unlikely to join his new team until next week as Tanev, who has played his entire pro career in Canada until this point, must acquire a US work visa (ESPN)