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Bantering Points: 10/9/22

New York Rangers v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYI 3, NYR 1 (5:00 video via NHL.com)
  • Ethan Sears points out Kaapo Kakko’s emergence as the top line winger set to play alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider when the regular season begins (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson lists three storylines to keep an eye on as the Blueshirts embark on their latest quest for the Stanley Cup (Newsday)
  • Stephenson also heard from Adam Fox about his desire to take on a greater role as a locker room leader (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his observations on the state of the team as the pre-season comes to a close (LoHud)
  • Brian Abate sees the 2022-23 campaign as one that Zac Jones needs to take full advantage of (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Lance Lysowski reports that the Buffalo Sabres have named forward Kyle Okposo as team captain while also naming Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Dahlin alternate captains (The Buffalo News)
  • The Calgary Flames agreed to a multi-year contract extension with head coach Darryl Sutter (TSN)