Bantering Points: 10/10/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker notes that even as the Blueshirts plan to trot out the same power play units as years past, some questions still remain (NY Post)

Walker also points out that Will Cuylle’s strong training camp performance could be enough to dislodge Alexis Lafreniere from his presumed top six spot in short order (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers a thought on all 22 players that will be on New York’s opening night roster (LoHud)

Brendan Azoff sets expectations for Cuylle in what should be his first season as a full time NHL player (The Hockey Writers)

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Around the NHL:

The Buffalo Sabres agreed to an eight year, $88 million contract extension with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (NBC Sports)

With an influx of new money via TV deals and jersey advertisements, combined with the last of COVID-19 related financial ramifications set to be resolved this year, the league’s salary cap is expected to take a major leap following the 2023-24 campaign (TSN)

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to seven year, $59.5 million contract extensions with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, and forward Mark Scheifele (Sportsnet)