Bantering Points: 6/4/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker wonders whether Igor Shesterkin will look to reset the goalie market with his next contract, a deal that he'll become eligible to sign on July 1st (NY Post)

Walker also highlighted the long awaited emergence of Alexis Lafreniere during the course of the playoffs as one positive to take away from an otherwise wasted opportunity (NY Post)

Neil Best offers one final nod of acknowledge moment to both the Rangers and the other tenant at Madison Square Garden for the playoff excitement the pair brought to Manhattan in the spring, the Rangers more so than the other tenant (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano listed which Rangers saw their stock rise during the playoffs, and who saw their stock fall (LoHud)

The Rangers' playoff defeat is just the latest in a long line of recent Presidents' Trophy winners not to see the same success in the playoffs (TSN)

Lucas Standel ponders whether or not the totality of the Blueshirts' 2023-24 campaign can be considered a success or not (The Hockey Writers)

Tom Castro argues that the Rangers will need to rework their roster in order to take the next step of bringing a championship to Broadway (The Hockey Writers)

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Around the NHL:

Ryan Clark and Kristen Shilton preview the 2024 Stanley Cup Final between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers set to begin on Saturday, June 8th (ESPN)

The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Jakub Rychlovsky, the leading goal scorer in Czech Extraliga last season, to a two year, entry-level contract (Sportsnet)

Michael DeRosa makes the case for why the Utah NHL franchise should pick "Yeti" as its team name (The Hockey News)