Bantering Points: 10/6/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: BOS 3, NYR 1 (5:00 video via

Larry Brooks offers his take on how the Rangers should handle Alexis Lafreniere’s subpar preseason performance (NY Post)

Mollie Walker points to Vincent Trocheck as a player that has had a much better time throughout training camp compared to last year (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson heard from Peter Laviolette about the versatility Kaapo Kakko provides and his ability to play anywhere in the lineup (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his final takeaways of the preseason now that the exhibition contests are in the rear view mirror (LoHud)

Tom Castro reminisces on Derek Stepan’s time on Broadway in the wake of Stepan’s retirement (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Pierre LeBrun relays word from Gary Bettman that although another round of NHL expansion isn’t imminent, it’s bound to happen sooner or later (TSN)

The Anaheim Ducks agreed to a three year, $6.9 million contract with defenseman Jamie Drysdale (Sportsnet)

Los Angeles Kings’ forward Arthur Kaliyev has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for kneeing Chase De Leo of the Anaheim Ducks (NBC Sports)