Bantering Points: 1/2/17

News and Notes for Monday, January 2nd, 2017

After sitting out of the NHL's New Year's Day festivities this season, the Rangers will be continuing preparations to take on the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis discusses how the Rangers will get a boost to their forward corps once they get healthy (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch relays word from Alain Vigneault about how J.T. Miller has played a more "trustworthy" game recently (NY Daily News)
  • Brandon Cohen makes five predictions for New York pertaining to 2017 (Blue Line Station)
  • George Ruggiero believes that the Rangers should trade for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Cody Franson to bolster their defensive depth (Blue Line Station)
  • David Bruce examines the prospects the team has traded away in recent years (Blue Line Station)
  • Today marks the 5th anniversary of New York's appearance in the 2012 Winter Classic, so here's some highlights of the game (5:00 Video via Youtube)
  • He appeared in 196 games as a Ranger before being shipped away during the 2004 fire sale. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Matthew Barnaby (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL

  • Jared Clinton reports that the NHL released the first 33 players in their list of the best 100 players in league history (The Hockey News)
  • Jen Neale lists the top six moments from yesterday's Centennial Classic (Puck Daddy)
  • Frank Seravalli details the differences between Gary Bettman's position on Olympic participation and Donald Fehr's (TSN)/