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Bantering Points: 7/1/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker previews some options for the Blueshirts as free agency begins today (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson points to the Rangers’ focus on bringing back their own low cost players rather than splurging on the UFA market (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano lists ten players Chris Drury could look to sign in free agency as he attempts to shore up his team’s depth (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

Even with free agency set to begin today, the lack of salary cap growth ahead of the 2023-24 campaign as well as a relatively uninspiring crop of available players mitigates the impact free agency will have this year (NBC Sports)

Adam Vingan lists five players with “buyer beware” written all over them when the rush to free agency kicks off at noon (Sportsnet)

The Vegas Golden Knights agreed to a two year, $9.8 million contract extension with goaltender Adin Hill (TSN)

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