Bantering Points: 9/25/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks chatted with Nick Bonino about reuniting with Peter Laviolette after being coached by him during their previous stint together in Nashville (NY Post)

Brooks also heard from K’Andre Miller about what Miller hopes will be a season of playing in a more high leverage role than he’s accustomed to (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that although training camp is a time of trying various combinations of forwards and defenseman, there’s a chance that the team’s opening night defensive pairs are the same ones that began training camp together (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano reports that Mika Zibanejad exited yesterday’s intra-squad scrimmage with an upper body injury (LoHud)

Brian Abate points to Will Cuylle as a prospect that could emerge as one of the Rangers’ better under the radar draft selections (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

Former Anaheim Ducks’ forward Nicolas Kerdiles passed away in a motorcycle accident at age 29 (TSN)

Bruce Garrioch sat down with Ottawa Senators’ forward Vladimir Tarasenko about his transition to Ottawa after splitting last season between the Rangers and St. Louis Blues (Ottawa Sun)

Michael Amato offers 20 fantasy hockey thoughts ahead of the 2023-24 campaign (Sportsnet)