Bantering Points: 11/30/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Highlights: NYR 3, DET 2 (5:02 video via

Game Recap: Aside from a 23 second span midway through the contest that saw Detroit score both of its goals, the Rangers played one of their more complete games of the season en route to a victory in an Original Six clash (CBS)

Larry Brooks points to the recent salary cap gymnastics that resulted in Adam Fox’s activation from LTIR and Kaapo Kakko’s placement on LTIR as a reminder of an ever present set of circumstances about the team’s tight cap situation (NY Post)

Mollie Walker notes that New York’s ability to maintain its winning ways in spite of Adam Fox’s absence allowed the star defenseman not to worry about rushing back from injury (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from the Blueshirts’ come from behind victory over Detroit (LoHud)

Lucas Standel sees the injuries to Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko as a means for the Rangers’ forward depth to be tested (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Detroit Red Wings’ forward Patrick Kane is expected to practice a handful of times before making his debut with his new time, most likely to come on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres (TSN)

Elliotte Friedman authors an abbreviated version of 32 Thoughts (Sportsnet)

Former Chicago Blackhawks’ goaltender Scott Darling spoke out against the league and its Players Association’s joint player assistance program (Yahoo Sports)