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Bantering Points: 7/21/21

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New York Rangers v Boston Bruins Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker notes that no matter which player the Rangers lose to the Seattle Kraken in tonight’s expansion draft, they’ll press onward with their offseason plans (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson relays word from Chris Drury that he expects to agree to a contract with Barclay Goodrow before the recently acquired forward enters unrestricted free agency (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano tells us what to expect from the Blueshirts’ contract negotiations with Pavel Buchnevich, Filip Chytil, and Igor Shesterkin (LoHud)
  • $hayna Goldman break$ down how Goodrow project$ out for the length of the rumored $ix year contract he’ll be $igning with the Ranger$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Veteran defenseman Yannick Weber announced his retirement from the league (TSN)
  • Iain MacIntyre ponders what sort of compensation would be needed for the Seattle Kraken to select goaltender Braden Holtby from the Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz highlights some players the Kraken could select with the intention of flipping to another team after the expansion draft (NBC Sports)