Bantering Points: 7/3/23

Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks highlights how in spite of the NHL becoming more of a young man's league, the Blueshirts have opted to plug their roster holes with aging, low cost veterans (NY Post)

Mollie Walker relays word that with the team's focus on the unrestricted free agent market done for now, attention will shift to Alexis Lafreniere and K'Andre Miller as restricted free agents (NY Post)

Walker also chatted with 2021 1st round pick Brennan Othmann at his final prospect camp before he turns pro during the 2023-24 campaign (NY Post)

Vincent Mercogliano heard from 2023 first round pick Gabe Perreault about what he brings to the organization (LoHud)

Brian Abate sees the one year, $800,000 pact the Rangers signed Blake Wheeler to as one of their top value additions of the offseason (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Minnesota Wild acquired forwards Patrick Maroon and Max Cajkovic from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for s seventh round selection in the 2024 Entry Draft (TSN)

The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to a one year, $5.5 million contract with forward Tyler Bertuzzi (Sportsnet)

With cap space at a premium around the league prior to the anticipated spike next year, short term, bonus laden deals were commonplace in the opening days of free agency (NBC Sports)