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Bantering Points: 11/17/16

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With another off day before heading into Nationwide Arena tomorrow night, the Rangers are finally back on the east coast. As they prepare to face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team continues to make due without one third of it's Top Six, as Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider remain out. Here's today's news and links:

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Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis is worried about what the Rangers' silence on Chris Kreider's status could mean for the forward's health (NY Post)
  • Steve Zipay points out that J.T. Miller has lead the team's point scoring as a whole, in addition to spearheading a resurgence among the team's American-born players (Newsday)
  • Justin Tasch noticed that even when the New York doesn't play well, they've been able to finish the chances they're able to generate (NY Daily News)
  • Michael Monti dissects how Michael Grabner has gone from a spare part in the Rangers' offense to a key cog (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro sheds light on one of the most under-discussed issues of the season; Kevin Klein's meteoric crash compared to last season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Dave also wrote about how the team's offensive depth has been the biggest factor in the Rangers' resurgence (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Rangers players talk about which Canadian style items they find overrated or underrated (2:04 Video via Official Team Site)
  • Matt Calamia gives an update on how Igor Shesterkin and Ryan Gropp have performed as of late (Official Team Site)

Around The NHL:

  • James O'Brien recaps how the Capitals helped out the Rangers via their 7-1 decimation of the Pittsburgh Penguins (NBC Sports)
  • Down Goes Brown lists the NHL's most confusing teams through the first month of the season (The Hockey News)
  • Elliote Friedman offers another edition of his 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Frank Seravalli reports that the NHL has extended a proposal to the Player's Association concerning Olympic participation in 2018 (TSN)
  • Ken Boehlke speculates that the Las Vegas NHL team's colors may have been leaked a week ahead of the scheduled announcement (Sin Bin Vegas)