Bantering Points: 3/23/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker heard how since busting out of their pre-All Star break slump, the Rangers have been playoff style hockey to the tune of consistently strong performances in the regular season (NY Post)

Walker also makes the case for why Artemiy Panarin should be at the top of the list of candidates for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player (NY Post)

Tom Castro cautions against trading Kaapo Kakko in the offseason, pointing to the possibility of another Pavel Buchnevich situation (The Hockey Writers)

Lucas Standel highlights how the usual festivities of “Mika March” haven’t been happening this year (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for six games for a high stick to the face of Toronto’s Noah Gregor (Sportsnet)

Jenna Romaine relays word from the Washington D.C. Attorney General’s office that the Capitals (and NBA’s Washington Wizards) are not permitted to go through with a potential move to Virginia until 2047 (WTOP)