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Bantering Points: 1/1/17

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News and notes for Sunday, January 1st, 2017

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New York ended 2016 on a high note, defeating the Avalanche in Colorado by the score of 6-2. Despite the successful two game road trip, the Rangers still find themselves in the awkward position of being having the 3rd most points in the league, but are still 3rd place in the Metropolitan Division due to Columbus' and Pittsburgh's recent winning ways. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Greg Wyshynski breaks down what's in and what's out after ringing in the new year last night (Puck Daddy)
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets prevailed over the Minnesota Wild last night 4-2, extending their own winning streak to fifteen games while ending Minnesota's at twelve (TSN)
  • Chris Johnston writes about how today's Centennial Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs is about honoring both the past and present (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton lists the top 10 goals of 2016 (The Hockey News)