Bantering Points: 6/18/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Sam Henes notes that the Blueshirts will have the opportunity to make up for their biggest mistake from the trade deadline by signing Jake Guentzel in free agency (The Hockey Writers)

Brian Abate breaks down the bargain the Rangers got by agreeing to a one year, $2.4 million contract with Kaapo Kakko for the 2024-25 campaign (The Hockey Writers)

Lucas Standel examines how New York can handle Jacob Trouba following yet another poor showing out of the captain (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh an$wered que$tion$ concerning what the Blue$hirt$ might do in free agency, Trouba'$ future, and more (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Columbus Blue Jackets fired head coach Pascal Vincent, who took over the position just prior to training camp after Mike Babcock was fired, after one season (Sportsnet)

The Winnipeg Jets hired Davis Payne and Dean Chynoweth as assistant coaches to newly named head coach Scott Arniel (TSN)