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News and notes for Monday, January 30th, 2017

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Ryan McDonagh and his fellow Metropolitan Division All-Stars won yesterday's All-Star game, knocking off the Atlantic and Pacific Division teams en route to capturing the $1,000,000 prize. With the festivities in Los Angeles now in the rear view mirror, New York is set to begin preparing for a meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • A referee donned a helmet-cam for a portion of yesterday's All-Star Game (2:26 Video via NHL.com)
  • Jason Brough relays word that Gary Bettman believes NHL participation in the Olympics will hurt the in-season on ice product, and uses that to support the league's lack of participation in 2018 (NBC Sports)
  • Sean Leahy recaps yesterday's All-Star Game (Puck Daddy)
  • Longtime Los Angeles Kings Bob Miller was hospitalized after suffering what's been described as a "mild stroke" (Sportsnet)
  • Matt Larkin ponders whether NHL players would be open to getting rid of the shootout and replacing it with extended 3-on-3 action (The Hockey News)