Bantering Points: 8/15/23

Here are today's news and links:

Mollie Walker notes how in spite of being signed to low money, low risk contracts, both Jonathan Quick and Blake Wheeler will be expected to play up to a level closer to what their name carries rather than their contract (NY Post)

Arthur $taple break$ down why Quick will have to beat the odd$ hi$ recent play would lay out in order to be a capable backup to Igor $he$terkin (The Athletic)

Collin Acabes lists three Blueshirts that will benefit the most from Peter Laviolette's arrival on Broadway (Empire Sports Media)

Around the NHL:

Rodion Amirov, the Toronto Maple Leafs' first round pick in the 2020 Entry Draft, passed away at age 21 due to a brain tumor (TSN)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has been announced as the cover athlete for NHL 24 (Sportsnet)

Boston Bruins' forward David Krejci announced his retirement from professional hockey (ESPN)