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Bantering Points: 7/11/21

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NHL: MAY 08 Rangers at Bruins Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker previews the lengthy list of decisions Chris Drury will have to make during his first offseason as general manager (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks sees the Champa Bay Lightning’s second consecutive championship as yet another example of how badly the Rangers got taken for a ride when they dealt Ryan McDonagh to them (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson offers his take on the crucial offseason ahead of Drury (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano lists seven teams the Blueshirts could look to make deals with ahead of the expansion draft (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff highlights Casey Cizikas as a depth center New York could target in free agency (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpineillo li$t$ five $cenario$ for how Drury could proceed a$ the off$ea$on roll$ along (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors the final edition of 31 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • The Seattle Kraken will square off against the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, and Edmonton Oilers in various arenas around Washington State for their home preseason contests this fall (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz names a handful of teams that should be interested in acquiring St. Louis Blues’ forward Vladimir Tarasenko (NBC Sports)