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Bantering Points: 10/1/21

New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks heard from Chris Kreider about his upcoming switch to right wing compared to his normal spot on the left side (NY Post)
  • Brooks also relays word that players feel Gerard Gallant is helping them simplify their game (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson got the same opinion about Gallant’s simple system from Ryan Strome (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano details the lessons Brennan Othmann learned from his first training camp before being cut and sent back to OHL Flint (LoHud)
  • Rachel Nones discusses how the team’s younger players are already feeling Gallant’s impact (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • The province of Quebec has lifted its capacity limitations for indoor events, allowing the Montreal Canadiens to host full capacity crowds this season and leaving the Vancouver Canucks as the only team without the permission to do so (Sportsnet)
  • Chris Johnston reports that after being victimized by a racist taunt in the UHL and vowing not to play in the league again, Jalen Smereck has attracted interest from multiple AHL teams (TSN)