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Bantering Points: 10/27/16

After defeating the Bruins last night, the Rangers have a quick turnaround with their next game coming tomorrow night. No time to revel in victory, they're on to Carolina. Here's today's news and links.

Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Vesey combined for three goals in last night's win against Boston
Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Vesey combined for three goals in last night's win against Boston
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers News:

  • Highlights from last night's 5-2 victory over Boston (
  • Sean Hartnett sits down with Jimmy Vesey as he reflects on his decision to sign in New York, and his newly found friendship with Mats Zuccarello. (CBS)
  • Karly Redpath notes that Chris Kreider's hot start has made him indispensable to the Rangers' success (Blue Line Station)
  • Christian Nehls argues that J.T Miller shouldn't be dangled as a piece of the puzzle to land a defenseman (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Donavan Burns points out three factors that have helped propel the Rangers to a 5-2-0 start (The Hockey Writers)
  • The dynamic duo of Larry Brooks and Brett Cyrgalis examine the two most likely options for the Rangers to cut once they get healthy (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay speaks his mind on the roster situation, offering more "solutions" to the Rangers roster dilemma (Newsday)
  • Mark Sanchez gets Wayne Gretzky to reveal how he turned down $1M from James Dolan before he retired (NY Post)
  • Matt Calamia chatted with Ty Ronning about overcoming his small frame throughout his career through hard work, and how it's helped him be one of the leading scorers for the Vancouver Giants (Official Team Site)
  • Brandon Halverson was named the CCM/ECHL Goalie of the Week after going 2-0-0 with one shutout and a .923 SV% (

Around the NHL:

  • WAR week continues as DTM About Heart introduces Box Plus-Minus (Hockey Graphs)
  • Andrew Berkshire becomes the second columnist in two days to notice the league wide spike in scoring, and offers his perspective on the matter (Sportsnet)
  • Consensus Power Rankings from Mark Easson: The "experts" deem the Rangers as the NHL's 8th best team through the first two weeks (My NHL Trade Rumors)
  • Adam Gretz relays an update from Bob McKenzie on the Hampus Lindholm situation, stating that the two sides are still $250,000 apart in AAV (NBC Sports)
  • Darren Dreger gets the sense that Winnipeg isn't in any rush to move Jacob Trouba (Twitter via Chris Nichols)