Bantering Points: 5/4/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mark Cannizzaro heard from Vincent Trocheck about not making more out of the upcoming series against the Hurricanes just because Trocheck played for them two years ago (NY Post)

Mollie Walker sees a big challenge on the horizon for the trio of Kaapo Kakko, Alex Wennberg, and Will Cuylle as they contend with Carolina's strong forward depth (NY Post)

Walker also highlights how Peter Laviolette and Rod Brind'Amour, who won the 2006 Stanley Cup as head coach and captain of the Hurricanes respectively, will square off as bench bosses in this series (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that the Blueshirts' week long break between games will come to a close on Sunday at 4:00 PM when the puck drops for Game 1 of the second round (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano previews the Metropolitan Division finals between the Rangers and Hurricanes (LoHud)

Arthur $taple heard about what the Blue$hirt$ are doing to stay fre$h amid$t their week out of game action (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Vancouver Canucks' forward Pius Suter scored the only goal of Game 6 with 99 seconds remaining in regulation to secure a 1-0 victory for his team to advance past the Nashville Predators and into the Pacific Division finals against the Edmonton Oilers (ESPN)

David Morassutti lists five free agency destinations for Steven Stamkos if the veteran forward opts against re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning (Sportsnet)

Rick Tocchet (VAN), Rick Bowness (WPG), and Andrew Brunette (NSH) have been named as finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the league's top coach (TSN)