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Bantering Points: 11/26/17

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BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 24: Jim Benning of the Vancouver Canucks attends round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Greg Joyce discusses how Cristoval Nieves’ latest injury is just another bump in the road for the rookie (NY Post)
  • Joyce also heard from Mats Zuccarello about how the team can’t become complacent from their latest winning streak (NY Post)
  • Barbara Parker highlights how Zuccarello has emerged as a louder voice on the team since being named an alternate captain (Newsday)
  • Dave Shapiro recaps the Hartford Wolfpack’s 7-3 defeat against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Drew McCaffrey lists five Rangers who have overcome the odds to become contributors (Blue Line Station)
  • Michael Delasandro breaks down how New York’s porous team defense causes issues for Henrik Lundqvist (Blue Line Station)
  • Media Availability: Alain Vigneault (1:45) (Official Team Site)

Around the NHL:

  • Jesse Borke points out that the San Jose Sharks’ Twitter account trolled the Winnipeg Jets after shutting them out last night (FanRag)
  • Mike Johnston reports that Edmonton Oilers’ center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has played his way onto the trading block (Sportsnet)
  • Former Ranger Brian Gibbons scored his 11th goal of the season, an overtime winner, to lead the New Jersey Devils past the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-3 (TSN)
  • Sam McCaig looks around the league and identifies how each team’s rookies are performing (The Hockey News)