Bantering Points: 6/18/21

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Leen Amin previews what to expect from Gerard Gallant in his first season behind New York’s bench (Elite Sports NY)
  • Brian Abate suggests that next season could be a make or break season for Kaapo Kakko (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brendan Azoff believes that a return to the playoffs will make or break the Blueshirts’ upcoming season (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down the number$ concerning Gallant’$ expected fit on Broadway (The Athletic)
  • Rick Carpiniello an$wer$ que$tion$ $urrounding Gallant’$ arrival, a po$$ible Jack Eichel trade, and more (The Athletic)/

Around the NHL:

  • Dan Saraceni recaps the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 3 victory over the New York Islanders, a 2-1 victory to take a 2-1 series lead (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • Lou Lamoirello, (NYI) Bill Zito, (FLA) and Marc Bergevin (MTL) have been named as finalists for the Jim Gregory Award as the league’s top GM (TSN)
  • Mike Johnston examines which teams could look to work out a sign and trade for Carolina Hurricanes’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton (Sportsnet)/