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Bantering Points: 3/3/17

News and notes for Friday, March 3rd, 2017

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After failing their test against the Washington Capitals Tuesday night, the Rangers rebounded by knocking off the Boston Bruins by a 2-1 margin. With another two points in the bank, New York will have the day off to prepare for the re-modeled version of the Montreal Canadiens, led by trade deadline acquisitions Steve Ott, Dwight King, and Andreas Martinsen. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Elliotte Friedman authors another edition of 30 Thoughts (Sportsnet)
  • Josh Cooper reports that Los Angeles Kings play-by-play man Bob Miller announced his retirement after 44 years as the voice of the Kings' television broadcasts due to health concerns. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Miller and his family as he moves into the next phase of his life as he looks to get healthy (Puck Daddy)
  • Eric Engels details how Nashvlle Predators' defenseman P.K. Subban's return to the Bell Centre last night was a night to remember (Sportsnet)
  • Pierre LeBrun notes that the rental market took a turn at the last minute, shifting from a seller's market to a buyer's market, and how it helped contribute to another boring deadline day (TSN)
  • Former NHLer Christan Hanson "pens" a piece  about he he discovered his dad, Steve Hanson from Slapshot, was a movie star in addition to a hockey player (The Players Tribune)
  • Jared Clinton reflects on some of the more notable NHL jersey oddities, in honor of Jarome Iginla's decision to wear #88 as a Los Angeles King (The Hockey News)