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Bantering Points: 10/2/21

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Pierre LeBrun reports that the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to contracts with their young stars Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson (TSN)
  • Justin Cuthbert relays word that the Columbus Blue Jackets have opted not to assign forward Zac Rinaldo to AHL Cleveland, and will pay him his salary to stay away from the team due to his decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 (Yahoo Sports)
  • Mark Spector discusses whether Duncan Keith’s legacy as an Edmonton Oiler will be that of a rejuvenated defenseman helping his team win games, or a vaccine-hesitant quack that will be sure to let everyone know he was given the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine against his will (Sportsnet)