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Bantering Points: 10/5/21

NHL: OCT 01 Rangers at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker notes that Patrik Nemeth has helped Nils Lundkvist make the adjustment from Sweden to North America in the early portions of training camp (NY Post)
  • Andy MacNeil examines what the Blueshirts’ offseason moves have done for those with a bit more skin in the game than others (NY Post)
  • Vincent Mercogliano hears that even though Zac Jones appears to be on the outside looking in at the opening night roster, he is still holding out hope of earning a spot (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • Vegas Golden Knights’ goaltender Robin Lehner has walked back his comments concerning improper pill distribution from team personnel to their players (Sportsnet)
  • Nashville Predators’ assistant coach Todd Richards suffered a heart attack on Friday, and has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery (ESPN)
  • Sean Leahy reports that Jalen Smereck has returned to his UHL team temporarily after being victimized by a racist taunt, but will look to sign with a North American team following tomorrow night’s contest (NBC Sports)