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Bantering Points: 10/11/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Peter Botte points out that the “Kid Line” is set to no longer be together when the Blueshirts open the season tomorrow night in Buffalo (NY Post)

Botte also details the success Peter Laviolette’s teams have in his first full season as a team’s head coach and how the Rangers hope to replicate it (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson previews what is anticipated to be a make or break year for the Rangers in 2023-24 (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano highlights Kaapo Kakko as a player that could be primed for a breakout performance this season (LoHud)

Brian Abate writes that although Brennan Othmann and Dylan Garand will begin the season in AHL Hartford, each of them could end up being contributors to New York’s championship aspirations this year (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Connor Bedard notched an assist in his NHL debut as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-2 margin (NBC Sports)

Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 32 Thoughts (Sportsnet)

The Colorado Avalanche acquired defensmean Caleb Jones from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for forward Callahan Burke (TSN)