Bantering Points: 5/18/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker relays word that Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan has ruled himself out as a potential candidate to succeed Gerard Gallant as New York's next bench boss (NY Post)

Walker also examined Seattle Kraken assistant Jay Leach as another option now that Sullivan is out of the running (NY Post)

The Hartford Wolfpack were swept out of the AHL playoffs last night as they fell in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division Finals against the Hershey Bears (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

Greg Wyshynski reports that in spite of failing to get the votes to build a new arena in Tempe, the Arizona Coyotes will remain at Mullett Arena on the campus of Arizona State University as their home rink for the 2023-24 campaign (ESPN)

New Jersey Devils' general manager Tom Fitzgerald confirmed that Lindy Ruff would return to coach the team next season (TSN)

Paul Grant lists five likely locations and one not so likely landing spot if/when the Coyotes are forced to relocate (Sportsnet)