Bantering Points: 6/22/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker thinks that Barclay Goodrow's departure and the cap space created from that should allow the Rangers to do more in free agency than the bargain bin shopping they did last summer (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson relays word of the Blueshirts' 2024-25 preseason schedule, a six game slate that will feature home and homes against the Islanders, Devils, and Bruins (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano takes a look at a handful of the free agents New York could be interest in signing once free agency begins on July 1st (LoHud)

Tom Castro makes the case for waiting until after next season to buy out Jacob Trouba would be a better option than doing so this off-season (The Hockey Writers)

Brendan Azoff highlights the Vegas Golden Knights as a team with multiple pending free agents that could be of interest to the Rangers (The Hockey Writers)

Peter Baugh examine$ $ome of the free agent option$ for Chri$ Drury to pur$ue to bol$ter the team'$ winger depth (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The Edmonton Oilers extended the 2023-24 campaign to the final possible game, knocking off the Florida Panthers 5-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to force a Game 7 on Monday (TSN)

The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to a two year, $5 million contract extension with goaltender Alex Nedelijkovic (NBC Sports)

Colorado Avalanche forward Andrew Cogliano announced his retirement from the league with the intent to take a role in Colorado's front office (Sportsnet)

Greg Wyshynski reports that the land auction in Arizona for a potential permanent home to bring back the Coyotes was cancelled, leaving hopes for an eventual arena in doubt (ESPN)