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Bantering Points: 10/4/21

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker discusses how the Blueshirts are using their team bonding trip in Rhode Island to make up for time lost due to COVID-19 related restrictions last season (NY Post)
  • Walker also highlights how Kaapo Kakko has looked good as a member of the team’s penalty killing units (NY Post)

Around the NHL:

  • Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, and Alex Pietrangelo have been named the first three members of Canada’s roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing (TSN)
  • Mark Spector relays word that Edmonton Oilers’ forward Josh Archibald, who has been loudly anti-vax, has been diagnosed with myocarditis following a bout with COVID-19 and will be placed on LTIR indefinitely (Sportsnet)
  • The league will attempt to reach out to Vegas Golden Knights’ goaltender Robin Lehner after he revealed that team doctors around the league load players up on prescription medicines such as Ambien without a prescription (NBC Sports)