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Bantering Points: 1/10/17

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News and notes for Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Larry Brooks discusses how the better Michael Grabner plays, the more difficult the team's decisions around the expansion draft will be (NY Post)
  • Steven Loffredo ponders what the Rangers will do with Marek Hrivik once their forwards return to full health (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Cerny identifies New York's most important championship quality (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jess Rubenstein says that Tyler Wall has been named Hockey East's Rookie of the Week (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Dave Shapiro evaluates the Rangers now that they've reached the halfway mark of the season (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Christian Nehls believes that the Brandon Pirri experiment is coming to a close (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Garrett Gartino argues that New York would be best served trading Pavel Buchnevich for defense help rather than any of their other forwards (Blue Line Station)
  • metranger fan711 (3:27) and ajcastigliaa (3:44) have both released their montages for the first half of the Rangers season (Youtube)
  • He appeared in twenty-nine games for New York during the early portion of the 2005-2006 season after arriving in the Brian Leetch trade, and was shipped out to Anaheim for Petr Sykora. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Maxim Kondratiev (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Adam Gretz relays word that New York Islanders forward and future Toronto Maple Leaf captain John Tavares plans on sticking with the Islanders franchise, despite their struggles as of late (NBC Sports)
  • Micheal Russo reports that with the NHL switching their jerseys from Reebok to Adidas next season, there will not be any alternate jerseys for any of the thirty teams (Star Tribune)
  • In an ironic set of circumstances, Alex Ovechkin powered the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens by tying Maurice Richard on the NHL's all time goal scoring list (TSN)
  • Jen Neale saw that WWE star Brock Lesnar committed a major foul while visiting the Winnipeg Jets locker room, as he stepped on the team's logo (Puck Daddy)
  • Jared Clinton lists five players going through sophomore slumps (The Hockey News)
  • Three Stars of the Week: New York Rangers forward Michael Grabner, Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon, and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby have been named as the NHL's Three Stars of the Week (NHL.com)