Bantering Points: 6/3/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mark Cannizarro writes that if any Ranger deserved to be taking the ice for what would've been Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, it was Igor Shesterkin (NY Post)

Mollie Walker relays word that Benoit Allaire will be scaling back his role on the organization, stepping back from his tole as the team's day in, day out goalie coach to a more supervisory role as the director of goaltending (NY Post)

Larry Brooks points to decisions regarding the futures of Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, and Jacob Trouba as three of the biggest tasks of the offseason for Chris Drury (NY Post)

Brooks also focused on a perceived lack of toughness the Blueshirts displayed as they were sent packing by the rough and rumble Florida Panthers (NY Post)

Ethan Sears highlights the trio of RFA's in Kaapo Kakko, Ryan Lindgren, and Braden Schneider that will need to be dealt with over the summer (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson poses five questions New York will have to answer after seeing its season end in Game 6 of the Conference Finals against the reigning conference champion for the second time in three seasons (Newsday)

Andrew Gross wonders whether Shesterkin's individual greatness will eventually be rewarded with a championship in the way that Mike Richter's career was (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano sees the Blueshirts in the aftermath of the end of the season, processing why for the 30th consecutive season, the Stanley Cup did not make its way back to Broadway (LoHud)

Sam Henes examines who is to blame for the Rangers' latest playoff run coming to a close (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Edmonton Oilers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2006, defeating the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final by a 2-1 margin (NBC Sports)

The Saginaw Spirit became the fifth U.S.A. based team to win the Memorial Cup in its 104 year history, defeating the OHL champion London Knights by a score of 4-3 (ESPN)