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Bantering Points: 1/4/17

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News and Notes for Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

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After dominating the cellar dwellers of the Western Conference in 2016, the Rangers were unable to do so to their Eastern Conference counterparts, dropping last night's game against the Buffalo Sabres 4-1. Although the team managed to throw away two easy points, they'll have a chance to rebound quickly, as they're back in action tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid have been announced as captains for the 2017 All-Star Game at the Staples Center (TSN)
  • Sean McIndoe lists the top five outdoor games he'd like to see in future seasons (The Hockey News)
  • Josh Cooper passes along word that Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber was well received in his return to Nashville last night (Puck Daddy)
  • Adam Gretz saw that the Columbus Blue Jackets extended their winning streak to sixteen games last night, knocking off the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 3-1 (NBC Sports)