Bantering Points: 1/3/17

News and notes for Tuesday, January 3, 2017

For the first time since last year, there will be Rangers hockey on tonight, as the team welcomes the Buffalo Sabres into the world's most famous arena tonight. After knocking off 30th ranked Colorado and 29th ranked Arizona, the Rangers will be facing a much stiffer test today, as the Sabres find themselves in 28th place in the league. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Kristina Rutherford interviewed NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about his youth, whether or not he can skate, and more (Sportsnet)
  • Jared Clinton offers new year's resolutions for all thirty NHL teams (The Hockey News)
  • Three Stars of the Week: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider, and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named as the Three Stars of the Week (
  • Sean Leahy lists the top 6 moments from yesterday's 2017 Winter Classic (Puck Daddy)/