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Bantering Points: 9/17/17

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News and notes for Sunday, September 17th, 2017

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With only one day remaining before the Rangers' first pre-season game, Alain Vigneault will get one final look at his players before deciding which 20 players will be the first group to hit the ice for an "official" game for the 17-18 season. 
Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Former Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers to work for Ron Hextall (TSN)
  • Adam Gretz reports that after trading Oskar Sundqvist and swapping draft picks with St. Louis to acquire Ryan Reaves, Evgeni Malkin has high expectations for the Penguins' newest enforcer (NBC Sports)
  • Dan Robson sat down with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly to discuss growing the game in China (Sportsnet)
  • Ryan Lambert ranks seventeen suggested rule changes from NHL players (Puck Daddy)
  • Daniel Friedman gives his predictions for what the Vegas Golden Knights' opening night roster will look like (Knights on Ice)