Bantering Points: Rangers Fandom Is Pain Edition

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker examines the immediate fallout from New York’s decision to trade Pavel Buchnevich to the St. Louis Blues for a spare part and a handful of magic beans (NY Post)
  • Walker also highlights how Barclay Goodrow’s arrival on Broadway will help the Rangers reach their grittyness and leadership quota for the length of his contract, which may as well be until the eventual heat death of the universe (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano discusses the impact that Goodrow’s playoff experience will have on a Blueshirts team that appears hell bent on not getting back there anytime soon (LoHud)
  • Mercogliano also offered his analysis of Brennan Othmann, who didn’t score as much as some of the other prospects available at #16 last night but definitely hit more than most of them (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate concludes that after watching Ryan Lindgren skate next to Adam Fox during the latter’s Norris Trophy winning season, the former is a good partner for Fox (The Hockey Writers)
  • Leen Amin pondered what on Earth was going on in the Rangers’ war room yesterday afternoon (Elite Sports NY)
  • Rick Carpiniello $ee$ ye$terday’$ debacle a$ the team opting to $hed Pavel Buchnevich in order to create cap $pace, which one would hope i$ u$ed to $ign good player$, $uch a$ Pavel Buchnevich (The Athletic)/

Around the NHL:

  • Questionable decisions were the theme of the day yesterday, as the Chicago Blackhawks landed defenseman Seth Jones from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a mega package of picks and prospects and will be signing him to an eight year, $76 million contract extension (Second City Hockey)
  • Gare Joyce details what led Michigan University players to dominate the top of the draft board (Sportsnet)
  • The Boston Bruins agreed to a four year, $24 million contract with forward Taylor Hall (TSN)
  • James O’Brien gives us the full results from the first round of last night’s Entry Draft (NBC Sports)
  • Thomas Williams reports that the Philadelphia Flyers acquired defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Robert Hagg and a pair of draft picks (Broad Street Hockey)/