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Bantering Points: 4/28/16

News and noted for Friday, April 28th, 2017

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

After falling in Game 1 of their playoff series against the Ottawa Senators despite a herculean effort from Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers will have to go back to the drawing board and assess what went wrong. After a bad bounce that led to the game winning goal against, Lundqvist might have to look into reacquiring that horseshoe he had throughout the series against Montreal. Anyway here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Justin Terranova chatted with Dallas Stars play-by-play announcer Dave Strader to discuss how Strader, who is one of the best in the business, hasn't let his fight with cancer wade his passion for hockey (NY Post)
  • Mike Halford reports that former Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter does not plan on retiring yet, and is willing to join a team within the midst of a rebuild (NBC Sports)
  • Rick Westhead hears that the NHL was denied in it's attempt to have Boston University hand over data related to its studies on CTE (TSN)
  • Sean McIndoe lists top 10 payers still in the playoffs who have yet to win a Stanley Cup (Sportsnet)
  • Greg Wyshynski states that Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf, Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno have been named finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award (Puck Daddy)