Bantering Points: 3/27/19

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Steve Serby sat down with Brendan Lemieux to discuss his experience playing at Madison Square Garden, his father Claude, and more (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett highlights how in spite of being a throw-in in exchange for Kevin Hayes, Lemieux has begun carving out a legitimate niche for himself in New York (WFAN)
  • Colin Stephenson discusses how Vinni Lettieri is seeking to make the most out of his most recent recall from Hartford (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro examines what a trade involving Alexandar Georgiev could look like on the floor of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • George Ruggiero lists three low risk, high rewards players the Rangers could target for trade (Blue Line Station)
  • Dominick Renna notes that Pavel Buchnevich seems to have found consistency with the Blueshirts (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • Mark Spector details the difficult job Los Angeles Kings’ general manager Rob Blake has in moving forward with his team’s current roster (Sportsnet)
  • Craig Forsythe reports that the Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Michael Raffl to a two year, $3.2 million contract extension (Broad Street Hockey)
  • While it appeared that Alex Ovechkin would run away with yet another Rocket Richard Trophy, a four goal performance from John Tavares on Monday created some intrigue in the goal-scoring race (TSN)
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach Jon Cooper, who was set to be a free agent following the 2018-19 campaign (Raw Charge)/