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Bantering Points: 12/21/16

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News and Notes for Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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The injury to Rick Nash proved too much for the Rangers to overcome last night, as they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-2. With the loss, New York ceded the top seed in the Eastern Conference to their rivals from the keystone state, and are close to dropping to 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division after the Columbus Blue Jackets won their tenth game in a row. The Rangers will have two days to regroup before hosting the Minnesota Wild in their last game before Christmas. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Frank Seravalli makes the argument for why Jaromir Jagr should be considered a top 10 player of all time (2:17 Video via TSN)
  • Mike Halford relays news that Arizona Coyotes prospect Craig Cunningham has progressed well in his recovery, and should be released from the hospital in the next few days (NBC Sports)
  • Jared Clinton lists the top five oldest NHLers to make their debuts in honor of Pat Cannone, 30, making his debut for the Minnesota Wild last night (The Hockey News)
  • Josh Cooper goes through the top 10 biggest busts in hockey of 2016 (Puck Daddy)