Bantering Points: 3/20/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that the time for Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil to be recalled from Hartford is fast approaching (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also highlighted how Jesper Fast has made the most of his opportunities since surviving the trade deadline roster purge (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch discusses how Mika Zibanejad is back to playing like is old self after recovering from a concussion (NY Daily News)
  • Robert NG reports that former Ranger Larry Kwong, the NHL’s first non-white player, passed away at age 94 (NY Daily News)
  • Colin Stehpenson hears that Henrik Lundqvist is slated to start in goal tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro argues that trading Chris Kreider would be a fool’s errand (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Shapiro also commented on the goalie controversy nobody in New York could have seen coming (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Drew McCaffrey attempts to find where Jimmy Vesey’s value lies (Blue Line Station)
  • George Ruggierio ponders if the Rangers’ surplus of mid-tier center talent is a good problem to have (Blue Line Station)
  • Drew Way offers his thought’s on the team’s last week of games (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Prospect Report: Brett Howden, Ty Ronning, and Sean Day have been named the organization’s three stars of the week among prospects (Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Michael Russo goes in depth on how poker star and Toronto native Daniel Negranu has adopted the Vegas Golden Knights as his new team (The Athletic, no paywall)
  • Chris Nichols relays word on how Steven Stamkos handled his potential free agency in 2016 and what it means for New York Islanders’ forward John Tavares (FanRag)
  • Craig Button released his latest draft board (TSN)
  • Sean McIndoe examines the teams still in the running for the best odds in the NHL Draft Lottery (Sportsnet)/