Bantering Points: 5/27/23

Here are today's news and links:

Larry Brooks hears that part of New York's slow pace as they go through the decision making process regarding their next coach hinges on the potential availability of Mike Sullivan rather than Joel Quenneville (NY Post)

Mollie Walker relays word that Seattle Kraken assistant coach Jay Leach has also emerged as a candidate to succeed Gerard Gallant (NY Post)

Brendan Azoff examines how Peter Laviolette stacks up as a potential candidate compared to the Blueshirts' other options (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple offer$ an update on the $tate of New York'$ coaching search (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Eric Francis details how the upcoming provincial election in Alberta set to take place on Monday could make or break the chances of a new arena for the Calgary Flames (Sportsnet)

With Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals set to take place in Las Vegas tonight, the Golden Knights will end the night as either Western Conference champions or a team with all the pressure in the world on their shoulders (TSN)