Bantering Points: 10/14/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks notes that it only took one game for Chris Kreider to remind those who forgot that in addition to his strong play at even strength, the Blueshirts’ longest tenured player is a force on both the power play and penalty kill (NY Post)

Mollie Walker hears that in spite of the dominant opening night victory, Peter Laviolette feels like his squad needs more time adjusting to his 1-3-1 neutral zone system (NY Post)

Walker also relays word that Igor Shesterkin’s victory on Thursday, the 100th of his career, makes him the fastest Ranger and seventh fastest overall goaltender to reach the 100 win mark (NY Post)

Brendan Azoff offers three takeaways from New York’s season opening victory (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a seven year, $50.75 million contract extension with defenseman Devon Toews (NBC Sports)

As the NHL looks to expand its global footprint, Mexico has made its way to the top of the list of countries the NHL has yet to play a game in that the league would like to change (Sportsnet)

Shane Pinto has left Ottawa and returned home as he and the Senators continue to grind away at a deal to end his restricted free agency (TSN)