Bantering Points:9/23/23

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Larry Brooks details how Jonathan Quick will be in foreign territory in more ways than one as he gets set to back up Igor Shesterkin this season (NY Post)

Brooks also points out that Peter Laviolette has used the early days of training camp to experiment with different defensive pairings rarely seen or utilized under Gerard Gallant’s watch (NY Post)

Colin Stephenson relays word that in the wake of a frustrating season by his own lofty standards, Igor Shesterkin is entering the 2023-24 campaign in a much better place mentally (Newsday)

Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from yesterday’s training camp activity (LoHud)

Tom Castro highlights Blake Wheeler as a player who may have more to do with New York’s success or failure than some may think (The Hockey Writers)

Arthur $taple heard from nine Blue$hirt$ about their fir$t experience$ in NHL training camp (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

As the NHL looks to grow its international footprint, Australia has became the latest apple of the league’s eye (Sportsnet)

Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin side stepped questions when pressed about his leave of absence during the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs (TSN)