Bantering Points: 1/29/17

News and notes for Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Since nothing else of interest happened yesterday, I suppose everyone tuned into last night's All-Star Skills competition. Either way, the main event happens today, as the 2017 NHL All-Star Game happens later today. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Oli Coleman saw that Henrik Lundqvist and Mats Zuccarello were spotted on a beach in Turks and Caicos (Page Six)
  • Steve Zipay highlights the cushy schedule the Rangers will enjoy during the month of February (Newsday)
  • Justin Tasch hears from various members of the team as they discuss Ryan McDonagh's ascension to the captaincy and his growth since receiving a letter on his jersey (NY Daily News)
  • Pat from BSB offers his take on how to revamp New York's defense corps (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Garrett Gartino does what was once thought to be impossible, as he narrows down the bottom five defenseman to play in front of Henrik Lundqvist (Blue Line Station)
  • Timothy Haggerty does what was once thought to be impossible, as he narrows down the top five times Henrik Lundqvist carried the Rangers (Blue Line Station)
  • Derek Radich examines who New York is most likely to lose to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft (Elite Sports NY)/

Around the NHL:

  • The Atlantic Division emerged as the champions of the 2017 Skills Competition, and chose to play the Metropolitan Division in the semi-finals of the All-Star game (
  • Luke Fox takes away nine thoughts from last night's Skills Competition (Sportsnet)
  • Jason Brough relays word that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is deflecting blame on the NHL's current lack of agreement to send it's players to the 2018 Olympics (NBC Sports)
  • Josh Cooper takes a look at how John Scott has happily flew under the radar one year since becoming All-Star Game MVP (Puck Daddy)/