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Bantering Points: 9/19/17

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News and notes for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

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The Rangers kicked their pre-season off with a bang last night, earning a 1-0 overtime victory over the New York Islanders. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • James O'Brien reports that the Minnesota Wild have agreed to a two year, $11 million contract extension with their captain, Mikko Koivu (NBC Sports)
  • Erik Wollschlager names three Metropolitan Division prospects to keep an eye on as teams begin trimming their rosters (FanRag)
  • Andrew Bottomley recalls five hockey games that have gone down in infamy for their sub-par ice conditions (Sportsnet)
  • Kristen Shilton acknowledged that although a handful of players have commented, the Toronto Maple Leafs organization has yet to say anything about the Joffrey Lupul situation (TSN)
  • Speaking of teams that "cheat", Jared Clinton ponders what the Chicago Blackhawks could do with the cap space they'll gain by placing Marian Hossa on Long Term Injured Reserve (The Hockey News)