Bantering Points: 3/30/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks comments that tonight will be a homecoming for the two defenseman that anchored New York’s top pair throughout their most recent golden age (NY Post)
  • Sean Hartnett notes that although the Rangers won’t be skating in the playoffs this spring, you couldn’t tell based on Henrik Lundqvist’s play as of late (WFAN)
  • Justin Rutherford warns that comparing the Rangers’ rebuild to that of the 27 time World Series Champion New York Yankees isn’t sensible (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Alexandra Russo ponders when the Blueshirts will compete for the Stanley Cup once again (Blue Line Station)
  • Nicholas Zararis thinks that you should enjoy the few games left of the regular season (Blue Line Station)
  • Drew Way examines the Game Score statistic and how it can be used for player evaluation (Blueshirts Breakaway)
  • Phil Kocher highlights Mika Zibanejad as a critical component of the team’s rebuild (The Hockey Writers)
  • Mike Valvano argues that Alexandar Georgiev’s performance in his rookie season bodes well for his future in the organization (The Hockey Writers)
  • Chris Nichols relays word that the team will be open for business regarding trades throughout the offseason (FanRag)/

Around the NHL:

  • Scott Billeck recaps the NHL debut of 36 year old Scott Foster, who came in to last night’s Jets-Blackhawks game as an emergency backup goaltender and stopped seven shots (NBC Sports)
  • Luke Fox ranks each team by their boldest decision made since the end of last season (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost analyzes the results of various regular season series’ and what those results mean heading into the playoffs (TSN)
  • Craig Morgan presents an alternative to the league’s current draft lottery odds (FanRag)/