Bantering Points: 6/27/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Colin Stephenson reports that Glen Sather has retired from his role as a special advisor to James Dolan, ending his multi-decade run in the Rangers' front office (Newsday)

Mollie Walker lists three of Sather's highs and lows during his time as the Blueshirts' general manager (NY Post)

Larry Brooks relays word that, maybe as an homage to Sather's star-chasing tendencies, maybe of their own accord, the Rangers are prioritizing bring Patrick Kane back to Broadway when free agency begins (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano highlights eights prospects that could be on New York's radar when it makes it's 30th overall pick at the 2024 Entry Draft on Friday night (LoHud)

Jesse Courville-Lynch points to Columbus' Nick Blankenburg as a low-risk, high reward option for the Blueshirts in free agency (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Ilya Mikheyev, the negotiating rights to Sam Lafferty, and a 2027 2nd round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2027 4th round pick (TSN)

Pavel Datsyuk, Shea Weber, and Jeremy Roenick highlighted the 2024 class of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees that were announced (Sportsnet)

Fanatics, known for their high quality jersey production, revealed the on-ice sweaters that will be worn by teams starting next season as the company takes over the league's jersey contract from Adidas (ESPN)

Former Toronto Maple Leafs' forward Sergei Berezin passed away at age 52 (CBS)