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Bantering Points: 11/10/16

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With another off day before kicking off the annual western Canada road trip on Saturday, the Rangers are taking the time to regroup after their disappointing loss to Vancouver Tuesday night. With three more days of practice before the time comes to hit the ice in Alberta, look for the Rangers to make some necessary adjustments. Here's today's news and links:

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Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks suggests that the recent benchings of Chris Kreider and Jimmy Vesey should raise some major red flags (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay details the test the Rangers will look to pass during this lengthy road trip (Newsday)
  • Justin Tasch thinks that New York will look to put Tuesday's sub-par effort behind them, and look ahead to Calgary (NY Daily News)
  • John Williams reveals the results from Fansided's team-related polls from Election Day (Blue Line Station)
  • Kevin Baumer offers his thoughts on the Dylan McIlrath trade, Jacob Trouba's new contract, and more (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Jim Cerny dives into how the Rangers finally ended the McIlrath situation, and what effect it'll have an the teams involved (The Hockey Writers)
  • Dimitri Filipovic breaks down what's caused the Rangers to become a must-watch team (Sportsnet)
  • Stephen Valiquette reviews the film on Henrik Lundqvist, and doesnt see any reason to panic about his slow start (3:29 Video via MSG Networks)

Around the NHL:

  • Jason Brough takes a look at the numbers behind the Carolina Hurricanes early season struggles, and why they might be primed to turn it around (NBC Sports)
  • Pierre LeBrun sits down with Eric Lindros, as they talk about his life after hockey, and Lindros' imminent induction into the Hall of Fame (ESPN)
  • Darren Dreger reports that the NHL, NHLPA, and various governing bodies in hockey will meet to discuss the prospects of NHL participation in the 2018 Olympics (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton reminisces on five former Top 10 picks who didn't pan out in wake of the Rangers decision to let Florida give Dylan McIlrath a chance (The Hockey News)
  • Jen Neale shares a great moment out of St. Louis, when the fans at last night's Blackhawks-Blues game united as one to sing the national anthem (3:08 Video via Puck Daddy)