Bantering Points: 1/2/18

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Sean Leahy reports that former NHLer’s Brian Gionta, James Wisnewski, Mark Arcobello, and Matt Gilroy headline the list of players that will be skating for the United States in the 2018 Olympic Games (NBC Sports)
  • Eric Engels explains why both Max Pacioretty and his Montreal Canadiens would benefit  from the two sides parting ways prior to next month’s trade deadline (Sportsnet)
  • Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck, Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson, and Boston Bruins forward David Backes have been named the league’s Three Stars of the Week (TSN)
  • Dave Holcomb reports that after scoring 28 points in 29 AHL games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Daniel Sprong (drafted five spots after Ryan Gropp, he of 10 points in 27 AHL games) in search of a much-needed offensive spark (FanRag)/