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Bantering Points: 7/22/21

2021 NHL Expansion Draft Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker hears that Ryan Strome could find himself as a member of the Seattle Kraken sooner rather than later as the Rangers’ pursue Mark Giordano (NY Post)
  • Walker also highlights the ongoing Pavel Buchnevich negotiations as the biggest piece of the team’s RFA puzzle this offseason (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Colin Blackwell’s time on Broadway has come to a close, as he was selected by the Kraken during last night’s expansion draft (Newsday)

Around the NHL:

  • Jackie Spiegel lists the full roster of players selected by the Kraken (Sporting News)
  • James O’Brien examines the early winners and losers in the immediate aftermath of the expansion draft (NBC Sports)
  • The Kraken announced that their home opener will take place on October 23rd against the Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet)
  • The Boston Bruins are putting the finishing touches on a four year, $24 million contract extension with forward Taylor Hall that is likely to be announced today (TSN)