Bantering Points: 3/5/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks believes that New York’s recent winning streak says a lot about the players who stuck around past the trade deadline (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch chatted with Vladislav Namestnikov about his upbringing and how it shaped who he is as a person and hockey player today (NY Daily News)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from Alain Vigneault about the team’s mindset after sweeping the western Canadian teams (Newsday)
  • Pat Keogh points to the Edmonton Oilers as an example of how not to rebuild a franchise (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Josh Lipman examines where Ryan Spooner fits in the Rangers’ lineup (Blue Line Station)
  • Jess Rubsenstein delivers a prospect update, with bits on Ty Ronning, Libor Hajek, and more (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Greg Kaplan wonders if the team’s winning ways as of late will impact Alain Vigneault’s job security (Blueshirt Breakaway)
  • Blueshirt Banter Time Warp: Four years ago today, the Rangers sent captain Ryan Callahan and draft picks to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Martin St. Louis and a draft pick/

Around the NHL:

  • Based on the reception to this year’s Stadium Series game at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, the NHL is planning on games at Air Force Academy and West Point (NBC Sports)
  • The Florida Panthers jumped into the second Wild Card position with a 4-1 victory of the Philadelphia Flyers last night, their sixth in a row (TSN)
  • Sam McCaig gives updates odds on who will win the Stanley Cup (The Hockey News)/