Bantering Points: 9/30/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Mollie Walker hears that for all of the change Peter Laviolette is making to New York’s personnel groupings, the power play units are likely to remain the same (NY Post)

Walker also discusses how Brennan Othmann and Will Cuylle have made positive impressions throughout training camp (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson notes that Mika Zibanejad’s return from a brief injury scare will how the Blueshirts to get a look at him alongside Alexis Lafreniere (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano lists three top line combinations the Rangers could roll out when the puck drops on opening night (LoHud)

Tom Castro believes that the trio of Tyler Pitlick, Nick Bonino, and Barclay Goodrow could establish themselves as a dependable 4th forward line (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

The Minnesota Wild agreed to contract extensions with forwards Mats Zuccarello (two years, $8.25 million) and Marcus Foligno (four years, $16 million) (NBC Sports)

The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed goaltender Spencer Martin off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks (Sportsnet)

Former NHL defenseman Steve Staios has been named as the President of Hockey Operations for the Ottawa Senators (TSN)