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Bantering Points: 10/8/21

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

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks argues that Chris Kreider’s decision to confront Pernell Karl Subban after he slewfooted Ryan Reaves was not something done in the name of staking his claim to the captaincy (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson lists five points of discussion that will make or break New York’s season (Newsday)
  • Neil Best relays word from Mark Messier about his thoughts on the Blueshirts’ offseason remodeling (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano believes that Sammy Blais is well on his way to becoming a fan favorite on Broadway (LoHud)

Around the NHL:

  • Jared Book reports that Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price has stepped away from the team to enter the league’s player assistance program (Eyes On The Prize)
  • Justin Bourne goes in depth on the lack of sleep faced by professional hockey players (Sportsnet)
  • Sebastian Aho, Sasha Barkov, and Mikko Rantanen have been named as the first three players to Finland’s roster for the 2022 Olympics in Beijing (TSN)