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Bantering Points: 11/5/21

Winnipeg Jets v New York Rangers Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Ethan Sears relays word that former Blueshirt Marian Gaborik has announced his retirement from the NHL (NY Post)
  • Mollie Walker notes that New York’s schedule is about to ramp up in difficulty (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson saw that Alexis Lafreniere has been demoted to the 4th line ahead of tonight’s game in Edmonton (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano gives us the inside track on how deep into negotiations the Rangers got concerning Jack Eichel (LoHud)
  • Alex Koopmieners argues that in spite of altering their roster with the present in mind, Chris Drury and the rest of the front office still have the rebuild at the front of their minds (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Melissa Burgess reports that the Vegas Golden Knights have acquired a 3rd round selection in the 2023 Entry Draft and forward Jack Eichel in exchange for Peyton Krebs, Alex Tuch, a 1st round selection in the 2022 Entry Draft and a 2nd round selection in the 2023 Entry Draft (Die By The Blade)
  • The Sabres were a busy team yesterday, as they also acquired the contract of defenseman Johnny Boychuk from the New York Islanders in exchange for future considerations (Lighthouse Hockey)