Bantering Points: 5/24/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks makes the case for why Matt Rempe should be back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final (NY Post)

Ethan Sears highlights the need for the Rangers to keep things simple after failing to score on Sergei Bobrovsky in the series opener (NY Post)

Sears also wonders how effective Adam Fox can be as New York's franchise defenseman manages playing while at less than 100% health (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that for all the adjustments Peter Laviolette has made throughout the regular season and playoffs, none will be more important than what the head coach shakes up ahead of tonight's contest (NY Post)

Neil Best ponders whether or not Rempe will make his way back into the mix following the Rangers' disappointing performance in Game 1 without him (Newsday)

Denis Gorman heard from Stephane Matteau and Howie Rose about the connection the two of them have from their roles in one of the most iconic moments in franchise history (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano lists three facets of the game New York will need to improve upon in order to avoid falling behind 2-0 in the series (LoHud)

Tom Castro reminisces on five of the Rangers' best late round draft picks (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Patrik Allvin (VAN), Jim Nill (DAL), and Bill Zito (FLA) have been named as finalists for general manager of the year (TSN)

Carolina Hurricanes' general manager Don Waddell, whose contract is set to expire, interviewed for the vacant GM position of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Sportsnet)

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog discussed his desire to continue his comeback attempt after missing each of the past two seasons due to knee injuries (ESPN)