Bantering Points: 6/25/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks ponders Jacob Trouba's future in New York after his poor showing in the playoffs and the buyout window nearing its opening (NY Post)

Justin Tasch reflects on Derick Brassard's time on Broadway with the news of Brassard's retirement (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano reports that the Rangers and Alexis Lafreniere are not expected to jump directly into contract negotiations when the former first overall pick become eligible for an extension on July 1st (LoHud)

Lucas Standel lists three centers the Blueshirts could seek out when free agency begins on Monday (The Hockey Writers)

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Around the NHL:

The Florida Panthers defeated the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 2-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to secure the franchise's first championship and wrap up the 2023-24 campaign (TSN)

Edmonton Oilers' forward Connor McDavid won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP, becoming only the sixth player and second skater to win the trophy in spite of losing the Final (Sportsnet)

The Ottawa Senators acquired goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, forward Mark Kastelic, and the 25th pick in the 2024 Entry Draft (ESPN)