Bantering Points: 3/4/24

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker notes that for all the attention Matt Rempe has gotten since being recalled from AHL Hartford, Adam Edstrom has quietly been an effective depth piece as well (NY Post)

Walker also highlights the seemingly endless search for a winger to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider that will extend to the upcoming trade deadline (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson discusses the one year, $1.275 million contract extension the Blueshirts agreed to with Jonathan Quick (Newsday)

Greg Wyshynski goes in-depth on how Matt Rempe has quickly risen to the status of cult hero among the fanbase (ESPN)

Around the NHL:

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kent Johnson will miss the remainder of the season to undergo left shoulder surgery (Sportsnet)

Washington Capitals’ forward Evgeny Kuznetsov was not claimed off of waivers, and has been assigned to AHL Hershey (TSN)

Rob Couch relays word that even as the Nashville Predators find themselves in the midst of an eight game winning streak, defenseman Alexandre Carrier is still likely to be moved elsewhere ahead of the trade deadline (The Hockey News)