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Bantering Points: 4/11/17

News and notes for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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With only one more day before the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin, it's crunch time for Alain Vigneault as he mulls over lineup decisions, defense combinations, and starting goaltenders before the puck drops at the Bell Centre tomorrow night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Luke Fox rounds up all the organizational changes yesterday, including the firing of Willie Desjardins in Vancouver, and Darryl Sutter in Los Angeles (Sportsnet)
  • Greg Wyshynski ranks the eight first round playoff series (Puck Daddy)
  • In TSN's latest mock draft, Brandon Wheat Kings forward Nolan Patrick went first overall to the Colorado Avalanche (TSN)
  • Jared Clinton examines what the playoffs would have looked like if the NHL used a three point system this season (The Hockey News)
  • Due to Leon Draisaitl's two point performance in the season finale, Buffao Sabres forward Jack Eichel lost out on a $2 Million bonus for finishing in the top 10 in points per game. Ouch (NBC Sports)