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Bantering Points: 12/14/20

New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker details how Zac Jones has risen from the ranks of being a 3rd round pick by the Rangers to becoming one of the best prospects in their system (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson notes that Vitali Kravtsov could be a last season addition to New York’s forward corps (Newsday)
  • Tom Castro argues that the Rangers’ shaky group of defenseman could be their undoing this season (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Rick Westhead reports that a federal court terminated the wrongful death lawsuit the father of former NHLer Steve Montador had brought against the league (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz ponders whether or not the sweeping changes the Vegas Golden Knight made over the offseason will result in them being a batter team (NBC Sports)
  • Pierre Lacroix, the former general manager best known for bringing Patrick Roy to Colorado, has passed away at age 72 (Sportsnet)