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Bantering Points: 12/10/16

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News and Notes for Saturday, December 10th, 2016

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The New York Rangers faced a difficult test at the United Center last night, but they passed it with flying colors by knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 1-0. A shutout from Antti Raanta and an overtime goal was all New York needed to earn two points. With their swing through the Central Division behind them, the Rangers will head home and get ready to host the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Mike Halford reports that disgruntled former Maple Leafs forward Peter Holland was shipped of to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a conditional draft pick (NBC Sports)
  • Jared Clinton ponders how long it will take for the New York Islanders to regret the 5 Year, $17.5 Million contract extension they signed Cal Clutterbuck to yesterday (The Hockey News)
  • Josh Cooper reveals that Wayne Gretzky is in the minority among his peers by wanting to allow NHL players to participate in the 2018 Olympics (Puck Daddy)
  • Gary Lawless thinks that after rejecting the latest offer to guarantee Olympic participation, the ball is in the players' court as they try to work with the league to find an acceptable compromise (TSN)