Bantering Points: 5/19/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker highlights Vincent Trocheck's versatility as the key element Rangers' teams of seasons past have missed that these Rangers have (NY Post)

Steve Serby sat for a question and answer session with Dave Maloney about the similarities between the 1994 Rangers and the current squad, Maloney's thoughts on the team's key players, and more (NY Post)

Dan Martin asserts that the reigning Eastern Conference champion Florida Panthers will serve as the Blueshirts' toughest test of the playoffs (NY Post)

Larry Brooks notes that for all the memories the 1994 Rangers created for a past generation, the 2024 Rangers are relishing the opportunity to make new memories for a new generation (NY Post)

Neil Best writes that if any team will be the one to break the city's prolonged championship drought, this Rangers team with multiple deep playoff runs to their name should be the one to do it (Newsday)

Colin Stephenson details how the Blueshirts will begin their preparation for the Eastern Conference Final set to begin on Wednesday (Newsday)

Lucas Standel breaks down the matchup between the Rangers and Panthers (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple chatted with a former Blue$hirt who know$ a thing or two about legacy defining Game 6 playoff moment$ like the one Chri$ Kreider had again$t Carolina (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Florida Panthers' forward Sasha Barkov was named the winner of the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward for the second time in his career (TSN)

Gerry Moddejong recapped the Edmonton Oilers' season-extending Game 6 victory, a 5-1 trouncing of the Vancouver Canucks to force a winner take all Game 7 in Vancouver on Monday (

Pittsburgh Penguins' head coach Mike Sullivan has been named as Team USA's head coach for the 2026 Milano-Cortina Olympics (NBC Sports)

The Carolina Hurricanes and head coach Rod Brind'Amour agreed to a multi-year contract extension, keeping Brind'Amour off the market as his previous contract was set to expire (Sportsnet)