Bantering Points: 3/16/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Dave Blezow highlights how the Blueshirts have become one of the league’s better teams in the faceoff circle after perennially languishing towards the bottom of that all important category (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson makes note of New York’s decision to recall Adam Edstrom from AHL Hartford ahead of the upcoming back-to-back set of games against the Penguins and Islanders (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano answers questions concerning Matt Rempe’s potential longevity on the roster, defensive pairings, and more (LoHud)

Tom Castro makes the case for why at least one of Rempe or Edstrom is an essential inclusion on the playoff roster (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple dive$ into the number$ behind Mika Zibanejad’$ on-ice performance to determine what to make of his “down” $ea$on $o far (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

St. Louis Blues’ general manager Doug Armstrong has been named the general manager of Team Canada for the 2026 Olympics (Sportsnet)

A rare post-trade deadline deal occurred as the Ottawa Senators acquired forward Wyatt Bongiovanni from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for future considerations (TSN)

Nicholas Cotsonika heard from members of the Detroit Red Wings as the team looks to end its seven-game losing streak and stay in the race for its first playoff berth since 2016 (