Bantering Points: 10/4/17

News and notes for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

The puck drops on the 2017-18 season tonight in Winnipeg, Pittsburgh, Edmonton, and San Jose as eight teams will hit the ice tonight and embark on another quest for the greatest trophy in sports. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Chad Dedominics passes along word that Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill went off the deep end yesterday, handing forward Jack Eichel an eight year, $80 million contract extension (Die By The Blade)
  • James O'Brien reports that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended four games for boarding St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais (NBC Sports)
  • Chris Johnston writes that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul and Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa have been deemed eligible to be placed on long term injured reserve (Sportsnet)
  • Travis Yost highlights ten players whose on-ice results looks a lot different than the average fan would think (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton lists five things that can be gleaned from the pre-season (The Hockey News)/