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Bantering Points: 11/4/21

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New York Rangers v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks writes that if Artemiy Panarin and Mika Zibanejad can’t turn around their slow starts, the Blueshirts are in deep trouble (NY Post)
  • Brooks also hears that even after what seemed to be an ugly split, both the Rangers and Vitali Kravtsov are keeping the door open on a return to the NHL at a later date (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson details how the team’s players are in enjoying days on the road they weren’t able to during the COVID-shortened campaign earlier this year (Newsday)
  • Frank Curto reports that the Blueshirts agreed to terms on a three year entry-level contract with 2020 sixth round selection Matthew Rempe (Empire Sports Media)
  • Arthur Staple offer$ ten thought$ on the $tate of the Ranger$ (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Brad Aldrich’s name has been crossed out of the Stanley Cup as a result the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual abuse scandal and his role at the center of it (TSN)
  • Eric Francis examines the pros and cons of the Calgary Flames potentially acquiring Jack Eichel from the Buffalo Sabres (Sportsnet)
  • Former Nashville Predators’ goaltender Pekka Rinne will become the first player in franchise history to have his number retired, as Rinne’s #35 will never be worn a Predator again (On The Forecheck)