Bantering Points: 5/20/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker notes that with Filip Chytil and Blake Wheeler ready for action, the Rangers are the rare playoff team as close to fully healthy as possible this time of year (NY Post)

Walker also chatted with Chytil about the high of returning from his prolonged absence to skate in Game 3 against Carolina, followed by the disappointment of falling ill and being unable to play for the remainder of the series (NY Post)

Neil Best juxtaposes Chris Kreider's soft-spoken nature with his on-ice play as one of New York's key players (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano heard from Chytil about his desire to back into the lineup for the Eastern Conference Final (LoHud)

Alexis Lafreniere began the 2023-24 campaign in a make or break mindset, and his strong performance in the regular season has continued into the playoffs (Sportsnet)

Tom Castro emphasizes the need for the Blueshirts to step up their defensive game in order to defeat the Florida Panthers and reach the Stanley Cup Final (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh po$e$ five que$tion$ ahead of the cla$h between New York and Florida (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Vancouver Canucks' forward Brock Boeser will miss Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers due to a blood clotting issue (TSN)

Luke Fox offers 57 (!!!!!!) thoughts on the state of the Toronto Maple Leafs with Craig Berube hired as head coach ahead of what could be a transformative offseason in Toronto (Sportsnet)