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Bantering Points: 1/25/17

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News and notes for Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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The Rangers will take the ice for the final time before the All-Star break tonight, as they conclude their home stand by taking on the Philadelphia Flyers in a Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup. Since the game is on NBC Sports, tune in at 8:00 PM to hear Doc, Eddie, and Regis call the action from the the worlds most famous arena. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis notes that Alain Vigneault has had to shuffle the team's lines in Kevin Hayes' absence (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks thinks that after a soft start to the season, the Rangers are finally pushing back (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch hears that Mats Zuccarello hasn't let his lack of goals detract from a stellar season (NY Daily News)
  • Steve Zipay wonders if New York can use their recent games as a springboard to an extended winning streak (Newsday)
  • Game Preview: The Rangers will took to take advantage of a struggling Flyers team before heading into the break (CBS)
  • Tom Dianora details how Mats Zuccarello has been able to provide value for the Rangers despite his goal drought (The Hockey Writers)
  • Steve Loffredo takes a closer look at Adam Clendening (The Hockey Writers)
  • John Williams examines New York's top three defensive options to recall from Hartford (Blue Line Station)
  • Brandon Cohen believes that the league's playoff system is on pace to fail the NHL once again (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce dives into the first half of Pavel Buchnevich's rookie season (Blue Line Station)
  • He appeared in twenty one games as a Ranger, but his most memorable moment at MSG came as a member of the Flyers on HBO's 24/7. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Jody Shelley (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • James O'Brien relays word that the Vegas Golden Knights could have a head coach hired by the end of the regular season (NBC Sports)
  • Greg Wyshynski lists a number of surprise developments for All-Star Weekend (Puck Daddy)
  • Rory Boylen ponders whether or not the Boston Bruins would be wise to fire head coach Claude Julien (Sportsnet)