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Bantering Points: 9/19/21

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NHL: SEP 18 Rangers Devlopment Camp Photo by Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are today’s news and notes:

Rangers News:

  • Mollie Walker heard from Lauri Pajuniemi about his experience attending the Blueshirts’ prospect camp and his hopes for his first season in North America (NY Post)
  • Colin Stephenson chatted with Tyler Wall about his struggles adjusting to professional hockey with AHL Hartford last season and expectations moving forward (Newsday)
  • Vincent Mercogliano offers his takeaways from yesterday afternoon’s prospect scrimmage against the Philadelphia Flyers (LoHud)
  • Tom Castro highlights New York’s top six as an area of uncertainty heading into the season (The Hockey Writers)
  • $hayna Goldman wonder$ if Kaapo Kakko i$ primed to enjoy a breakout $ea$on under Gerard Gallant (The Athletic)

Around the NHL:

  • Free agent forwards James Neal and Michael Frolik will be attending training camp with the St. Louis Blues training camp on a tryout basis (TSN)
  • Steven Smith reports that the New York Islanders signed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one year contract (Lighthouse Hockey)
  • The Montreal Canadiens will host the 2022 NHL Entry Draft on July 7th and 8th, 2022 (Sportsnet)
  • Adam Gretz relays word that the league expects to enter the season with a 98% vaccination rate against COVID-19 (NBC Sports)