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Bantering Points: 1/8/17

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News and notes for Sunday, January 8th, 2017

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The Rangers played what was far and away their most exciting game of the year last night, rallying from 4-1 down against the Columbus Blue Jackets to come away with a 5-4 victory. With consecutive road wins against division rivals, New York is able to enter their bye week on a high note, as they'll be completely off the ice until Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Callum Ferguson passes along word that six active players will be named among the NHL's top 100 players (Sportsnet)
  • Jason Kay suggests that Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley looks to the California Golden Seals franchise as an example of how not to run an expansion team (The Hokey News)
  • Winnipeg Jets superstar forward Patrik Laine was injured in yesterday's game, as the Jets fell to the Buffalo Sabres by a 4-3 margin (TSN)