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Bantering Points: 11/29/16

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After having the day to rest and prepare for their next game, the Rangers will welcome the Carolina Hurricanes into Madison Square Garden in a Metropolitan Division battle. With Jordan Staal out of the Hurricanes' lineup following a concussion diagnosis, look for New York to take advantage of Carolina missing one of their best players. Here are today's news and links:

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Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks noticed that former Ranger Derick Brassard was feeling emotional during and after his new team's decisive victory over New York two nights ago (NY Post)
  • Game Preview: The Rangers will look to get back on the right track by welcoming a hot Hurricanes team into their home building tonight (CBS)
  • Justin Tasch believes that Sunday night's shutout loss was the beginning of the team's offense coming back down to Earth after an unsustainable first quarter of the season (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay passes along word from head coach Alain Vingeault that the Rangers are facing adversity for the first time this season (Newsday)
  • Brandon Cohen thinks that if J.T. Miller can prove himself as a capable NHL center, than it would turn Derek Stepan into a valuable trade chip for New York (Blue Line Station)
  • Donavan Burns will be taking away three major observations from the month of November as the Rangers play their final game of the month tonight (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Cerny details how Alain Vigneault has managed to avoid the same fate that befell former Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant so far (The Hockey Writers)
  • Amanda Borges went one on one with Rick Nash after yesterday's practice session (1:27 Video via Official Team Site)
  • Post Practice Interviews: Jimmy Vesey, (1:06) Ryan McDonagh, (2:24) and Alain Vigneault (6:11) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Three Stars of the Week: Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson, New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri, and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL's Three Stars of the Week (NHL.com)
  • Mike Halford reports that the NHL All-Star game will be on network television for the first time since 2004 later this season, when the best of the best take the ice in Los Angeles for the 2017 All-Star Game (NBC Sports)
  • Elliote Friedman offers his opinion that philosophical differences, such as Panthers management wanting the team to be faster and more skilled whereas Gerard Gallant wanted more size and toughness, led to the schism between Gallant and the organization that eventually resulted in his dismissal (Sportsnet)
  • Blockbuster Alert: The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired defenseman Ryan Stanton from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Cody Goloubef yesterday afternoon (TSN)
  • Josh Cooper saw that the United States Army will be "reviewing" the Vegas Golden Knights' team name, as their parachute team is also named the "Golden Knights" (Puck Daddy)
  • Matt Larkin uses era-adjustments to show how Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid's starts to the season stack up against some legendary players of the past (The Hockey News)