Bantering Points: 6/17/20

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Kirsten Fleming hears that Jacob Trouba is set to appear on the skates and plates show to demonstrate his culinary skills (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks answers questions concerning the 2014 offseason, Jeff Gorton’s time in Boston, and more (NY Post)
  • Andrew Gross relays word from Gary Bettman about what would happen if an NHL player tests positive for coronavirus durng the playoffs (Newsday)
  • Brian Abate writes that Jesper Fast is in prime position to be a difference maker when the Blueshirts return to play (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rachel Nones chronicles Chris Kreider’s journey from the first round of the Entry Draft to the present day (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus reminisces on past free agent signings (Blue Line Station)/

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Wolfe reports that the Buffalo Sabres made a number of front office changes yesterday, headlined by their decision to fire Jason Botterill as general manager (Die By The Blade)
  • Seattle’s KeyArena, originally expected to have its renovations finished by June 2021, although it’s still expected to be open in time for the start of the 2021-22 campaign (TSN)
  • Emily Sadler hears that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is amicable to a one of his cities serving as a hub city when the league returns to play (Sportsnet)
  • The Vegas Golden Knights agreed to a two year, $3.5 million contract extension with forward Ryan Reaves (NBC Sports)/