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Bantering Points: 8/30/21

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New York Rangers v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks heard from head coach Gerard Gallant about what his expectations are for his team’s new identity (NY Post)
  • Brooks also got Gallant to divulge his mindset on New York’s season opening rematch with the Washington Capitals (NY Post)
  • Brendan Azoff examines how Henrik Lundqvist and Mike Richter’s careers stack up against each other (The Hockey Writers)
  • Brian Abate lists the best bargains the Blueshirts will have on their payroll for the upcoming season (The Hockey Writers)

Around the NHL:

  • Patrik Brexell relays word that the Carolina Hurricanes’ have signed RFA forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one year, $6.1 million contract (Eyes On The Prize)
  • Adam Gretz reports that following a 2-0 victory in the qualifying round, the men’s national team for Denmark has qualified for the Olympics for the first time ever (NBC Sports)
  • Buffalo Sabres’ forward Jack Eichel has changed agents in his pursuit of being traded (Sportsnet)