Bantering Points: 10/30/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker highlights how the Blueshirts have gotten off to a hot start to the season in spite of a lack of goal scoring from Mika Zibanejad and Filip Chytil (NY Post)

Walker also details how the experience the Rangers’ top power play unit has playing with each other has allowed them to come out firing out of the gate (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from Kaapo Kakko about his desire to help New York’s top line produce more at even strength (Newsday)

Stephenson also relays word from Peter Laviolette about K’Andre Miller’s play as of late (Newsday)

Arthur $taple goe$ in-depth on Nick Bonino’$ $hot blocking abilitie$ and the effect it ha$ on the re$t of the team (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

Veteran forward and future Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Joe Thornton announced his retirement from the league (NBC Sports)

Connor McDavid returned to the Edmonton Oilers lineup and helped his team earn a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames in the 2023 Heritage Classic (Sportsnet)