Bantering Points: 10/21/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker points to Will Cuylle’s continued growth and development as one of the bright spots of an up and down start to New York’s season (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that Erik Gustafsson has begun to see time with the Blueshirts’ second power play unit as of late (Newsday)

Lucas Standel examines the pros and cons of the Rangers possibly bringing Patrick Kane back into the fold (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple ponder$ how Peter Laviolette will handle yet another $loppy defeat for hi$ Ranger$ $quad (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Chris Johnston relays word that free agent forward Phil Kessel is expect to sign a contract and join up with  a team in the near future (TSN)

The Dallas Stars have emerged as a top contender to sign Patrick Kane once the former Ranger is ready to sign a deal (Sportsnet)

Kristen Shilton reports that the average ticket price to the Chicago Blackhawks’ home opener, the first home game for Connor Bedard, is the highest ticket price for Chicago in five years (ESPN)