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Bantering Points: 12/8/16

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News and Notes for Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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After making yet another call to the Hartford Wolfpack in need of a healthy forward, the New York Rangers will head into the MTS Centre later tonight to take on Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets. After calling up Nicklas Jensen yesterday afternoon, the Rangers will have to to dig deep and find a way to overcome a physical Jets team if they want to leave Manitoba with two points. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman releases another edition of his 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Rick Westhead reports that the NHL is in the process of finalizing a partnership with Apple for official use of their iPads on the bench. This seems to be a prudent move on the league's part, as some highly respected coaches in pro sports aren't fans of the rival Microsoft Surface (TSN)
  • Matt Larkin believes that Taylor Hall's hit on Philip Larsen on Tuesday night brought to light why teams shouldn't seek revenge over legal checks (The Hockey News)
  • Former Ranger and All-Star captain John Scott officially announced his retirement yesterday, and he reflected on his unusual career (The Players' Tribune)
  • James O'Brien relays word that the Vegas Golden Knights may have an issue with their trademark after it was rejected yesterday (NBC Sports)