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Bantering Points: 8/8/21

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks details what the Blueshirts can take away from the Islanders’ long term extension with Adam Pelech (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano poses five questions that still hang over the organization as the dog days of August roll onwards (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff sees the moves Chris Drury has made since becoming the top decision maker as opportunities for younger players to step up and stake their claim to expanded roles (The Hockey Writers)
  • Rick Carpiniello examine$ New York’$ current depth chart (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Salim Valji sits down with Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano to discuss is legacy in Calgary, his expectations as one of Seattle’s flashiest picks, and more (TSN)
  • Justin Borune describes the impact bad teammates can have both on and off the ice (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy relays word that after initial speculation of several years of a flat salary cap, the cap ceiling is expected to rise ahead of the 2022-23 season (NBC Sports)