Bantering Points: 6/28/24

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks notes that Kaapo Kakko's time with the Blueshirts could come to a close by the time the 2024 Entry Draft comes and goes over the next two days (NY Post)

Mollie Walker hears that Chris Drury and the rest of the front office head to Vegas for the draft, nothing is off the table as the heavy lifting of the offseason gets underway (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson ponders who the Blueshirts will select when they take the podium to announce the 30th overall selection of the 2024 Draft (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano previews how New York can approach the opening of free agency on Monday (LoHud)

Tom Castro highlights the contributions of the members of the franchise's 2020 draft class have made thus far (The Hockey Writers)

Brendan Azoff makes the case for the 2024-25 campaign being a championship or bust season for the Blueshirts (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple and Peter Baugh examine eight potential landing $pot$ for Jacob Trouba (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

The NHL Awards ceremony saw Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon lead the way by taking home the Hart Trophy as well as the Ted Lindsay Award (NBC Sports)

The Washington Capitals acquired forward Andrew Mangiapane from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2o25 second round pick (TSN)

The Dallas Stars will buy out the final year defenseman Ryan Suter's contract, meaning the veteran defenseman will go to market on Monday and be on both Dallas and Minnesota's salary cap sheets from lingering buyout cap hits (Sportsnet)

Ryan Clark details the pair of moves the San Jose Sharks made, packing the 42nd and 14th picks to move up to the 11th pick, as well as a minor trade with the Los Angeles Kings (ESPN)