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Bantering Points: 3/6/17

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News and notes for Monday, March 6th, 2017

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The Rangers are in Tampa tonight, as they'll head in to Amalie Arena to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Tanner Glass back in New York as of yesterday, look for the hard-nosed forward to draw into the lineup and deliver a number of thunderous checks to set the tone as the Rangers look to add some much-needed snarl and sandpaper to their roster. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis details how the Rangers must change their game ahead of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch notes that the Rangers found a missing element in their desired lineup by recalling Tanner Glass (NY Daily News)
  • Game Preview: Tanner Glass is set to make his long-awaited season debut and add grit to a lineup otherwise devoid of it (CBS)
  • Anthony Scultore rejoices as old-time hockey is back on Broadway with the addition of Tanner Glass to New York's roster (Full Tilt NYR)
  • Sean from BCBS pens a thought-provoking take on the state of the Rangers after Saturday night's loss to Montreal (Blue Collar Blueshirts)
  • Dan Miceli and Dan Carrozzi offer their takes on New York's line of Michael Grabner, Kevin Hayes, and J.T. Miller (Blue Line Station)
  • Alexandra Russo compares Brandon Pirri and Matt Puempel to decide who offers more value to the team going forward (Blue Line Station)
  • Derek Stepan goes behind the mic and goes around the floor of the New York Rangers Casino Night (4:48 Video via Official Team Site)
  • Post Practice Interviews: Alain Vigneault (5:38) and Derek Stepan (4:03) (Official Team Site)
  • He skated in 46 games as the Rangers backup goaltender after the lockout, and passed the starting job to Henrik Lundqvist. Yesterday's player in the picture is.....Kevin Weekes (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Ryan Kennedy dives into how hockey in the state of Alaska has been on the decline as of late (The Hockey News)
  • Ryan Dixon questions if the evolution of the game of hockey is to blame for lackluster trade deadlines (Sportsnet)
  • Pierre LeBrun speculates that making deals with the Vegas Golden Knights could be on the under-the-radar agenda at the next general managers meeting (TSN)
  • Josh Cooper reports that bye week scheduling and offsides rule changes are also slated to be discussed when the GM's convene (Puck Daddy)