Bantering Points: 3/16/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks summarizes how New York’s winning ways since the trade deadline have done nothing except hurt their draft position (NY Post)
  • Brett Cyrgalis noticed that Carl Hagelin and Derick Brassard have thrived with new teams since being separated from Mats Zuccarello (NY Post)
  • Brett Bodner passes along word of how Pavel Buchnevich made a young fan’s dream come true during Wednesday’s game (NY Daily News)
  • Brian Heyman discusses how the Rangers have refused to go gently into the good night as they play out the string (Newsday)
  • Sean Hartnett highlights how Alexandar Georgiev has gone from a complete unknown to a legitimate NHL goaltender (WFAN)
  • Dave Shapiro offers his thoughts on the debate over tanking (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • John Williams urges fans to not complain about J.T. Miller’s production with the Tampa Bay Lightning (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis argues that rushing Kevin Shattenkirk back from his knee injury isn’t a shrewd decision (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus ponders what the 2017-18 season could have been if Chris Kreider wasn’t diagnosed with a blood clot (Blue Line Station)
  • Jess Rubenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on Ty Ronning, Libor Hajek, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)/

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz argues that the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning should rest some of their players down the stretch (NBC Sports)
  • Scott Cullen breaks down why Toronto Maple Leafs forward James Van Riemsdyk will draw significant interest as an unrestricted free agent (TSN)
  • Erik Wollschlager makes the case for why the Buffalo Sabres should bench forward Jack Eichel (FanRag)
  • Jared Clinton analyzes the current odds for the NHL’s Draft Lottery (The Hockey News)
  • Steven Psihogios lists five celebrities that should appear between the benches next to Pierre McGuire (Puck Daddy)/