Bantering Points: 3/11/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks writes that in spite of his reputation as a throwback goon, Matt Rempe has steadily proven himself to be a more complete hockey player than he gets credit for being (NY Post)

Mollie Walker highlights the need for the Blueshirts defense corps to step up over the next few weeks as Jacob Trouba recovers from a lower-body injury (NY Post)

Jesse Courville-Lynch relays word that the Rangers nearly struck a deal for San Jose Sharks’ forward Alexander Barabanov prior to the trade deadline (The Hockey Writers)

Field Level Media offers its preview of tonight’s contest against the New Jersey Devils (CBS Sports)

Around the NHL:

Philadelphia Flyers’ head coach John Tortorella has been suspended two games and fined $50,000 for a tirade levied against an official after being ejected but refusing to leave Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (NBC Sports)

The Minnesota Wild earned a 4-3 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators, and they did so by pulling their goaltender for an extra attacker in overtime and scored the winning goal at 4-on-3 (Sportsnet)

The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a two year, entry-level contract with college free agent forward Landon Slaggert (TSN)