Bantering Points: 3/14/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Justin Tasch believes that Tony DeAngelo’s injury won’t do much to help in his development (NY Daily News)
  • Colin Stephenson reports that Alexandar Georgiev is slated to start tonight’s game at Madison Square Garden (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro ponders when the Rangers will recall Filip Chytil and Lias Andersson (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jack Milewski hypothesizes what New York’s defense corps will look like next season (Blue Line Station)
  • Brandon Spreckels thinks the time as come for Henrik Lundqvist to start less games down the stretch (Elite Sports NY)
  • Franklin Steele discusses how Ryan Spooner has carved out a role for himself on Broadway (FanRag)
  • Voting for the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award remains open (Official Team Site)
  • Alain Vigneault addressed the media yesterday, discussing the injuries to Kevin Shattenkirk and Tony DeAngelo, the decision to start Georgiev tonight and more (6:57 video via Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Chris Nichols relays word from Bob McKenzie on how close an Erik Karlsson trade was to happening at the trade deadline (FanRag)
  • James O’Brien examines the chances of Wayne Gretzky’s record of 894 goals being broken by Washington Capitals’ forward Alexander Ovechkin (NBC Sports)
  • Sean McIndoe imagines the dream matchups for this season’s edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Sportsnet)
  • Kyle Cantlon noticed that Tod Leiweke, the NFL’s COO, has left the league in order to join the group vying for a Seattle-based expansion team (Puck Daddy)/