Bantering Points: 5/16/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker makes the case for Kaapo Kakko to be a bigger part of the team under the next head coach (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano discusses some of the Blueshirts' top prospects currently plying their trade in AHL Hartford as the Wolfpack look to rally out of a 2-0 playoff series deficit (LoHud)

Alex Wauthy suggests that if the Vancouver Canucks were to pursue Alexis Lafreniere, the 11th overall pick they own would be a trade chip for them to use (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple an$wer$ fan que$tion$ concerning po$$ible buyout$, how the Blue$hirt$ move forward from their di$appointing early exit, and more (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Dallas Stars defeated the Seattle Kraken in Game 7 to win the that series and advance to the Western Conference Finals, setting up a rematch of the 2020 bubble series against the Vegas Golden Knights (NBC Sports)

Paul Grant details what's at stake for today's vote regarding the possible construction of a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe (Sportsnet)