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Bantering Points: 9/4/20

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Greschner On The Ice Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks relays word that Henrik Lundqvist has returned to Manhattan with his family in time for the start of the 2020-21 school year (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano lists a handful of potential free agent targets for the Rangers to pursue (LoHud)
  • Brendan Azoff offers his take on how the Blueshirts can navigate the minefield that is their pool of restricted free agents (Blue Line Station)
  • Steve Paulus ponders what regular season hockey will look like amid the coronavirus pandemic once the 2020-21 campaign begins (Blue Line Station)
  • Jamy Baron writes that even in spite of his horrific rookie season, Kaapo Kakko is primed to break out in a big way next year (Blue Line Station)

Around the NHL:

  • Travis Yost points to the team the Colorado Avalanche have built around Nathan MacKinnon as a model for the Edmonton Oilers to follow with Connor McDavid (TSN)
  • Boston Bruins’ defenseman Zdeno Chara announced his intention to return for a 23rd NHL season (Sportsnet)
  • Sean Leahy hears that after dominating the Vancouver Canucks but failing to come away with a victory in Game 5, the Vegas Golden Knights won’t be making any drastic changes to their game plan (NBC Sports)