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Bantering Points: 10/27/21

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks hears that after being called out by Gerard Gallant, Alexis Lafreniere is taking the criticism from his head coach in stride (NY Post)
  • Brooks also notes that Gallant’s latest press conference was reminiscent of his predecessor, something that Gallant should avoid moving forward (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano highlights Lafreniere’s attitude in taking Gallant’s criticism constructively rather than making a stink about it (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • Dave Melton reports on the fallout from the conclusions of the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual assault investigation being released (Second City Hockey)
  • James O’Brien relays word that after stepping down as the Blackhawks’ general manager for his role in covering up the sexual assault, Stan Bowman has also resigned as Team USA’s general manager (NBC Sports)
  • Gary Bettman will be meeting with Florida Panthers’ coach Joel Quenneville and Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff to discuss their roles in covering up the scandal during their tenure with the Blackhawks (Sportsnet)