Bantering Points: 6/24/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker examines the routes the Blueshirts could look to take when negotiating a second contract with Braden Schneider as the young defenseman enters restricted free agency (NY Post)

Larry Brooks highlights the Edmonton Oilers' playoff run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final being backed by a low cost goaltender, just as the two prior champions have been, and how that could factor into contract discussions with Igor Shesterkin (NY Post)

Andrew Gross and Colin Stephenson preview the 2024 Entry Draft, including the Rangers' options at pick #30 (Newsday)

Brian Abate highlights Filip Chytil as a potential x-factor in New York's success during the 2024-25 campaign (The Hockey Writers)

Jesse Courville-Lynch discusses the Blueshirts' potential free agency pursuit of Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

After watching a 3-0 lead dissipate ahead of the deciding Game 7, the Florida Panthers know that what happens on the ice against the Edmonton Oilers will live on forever, for good reasons or bad ones (NBC Sports)

Veteran forward Derick Brassard announced his retirement from hockey, capping off a career that spanned ten teams and over 1,000 games in the NHL (TSN)

The Nashville Predators acquired forward Ozzy Wiesblatt from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Egor Afanasyev (TSN)

Matvei Michkov, the seventh overall selection in the 2023 Entry Draft, has reportedly gotten out of his KHL contract with SKA St. Petersburg and is set to join the Flyers for the 2024-25 season (ESPN)