Bantering Points: 12/17/16

News and Notes for Saturday, December 17th, 2016

The Rangers find themselves in Nashville tonight as they get ready to take on Pernell Karl Subban and the rest of the Predators. As the team looks to end it's southern swing on a high note, look for some of their young players like Jonathan Tanner Miller to lead the way as they try to leave Nashville with another two points in the bag. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Brett Cyrgalis says that Jimmy Vesey is ready for his first trip into Nashville after refusing to sign with the team that drafted him back in 2012 (NY Post)
  • Justin Tasch doesn't see the Rangers' alarming lack of response to Henrik Lundqvist getting ran by Cody Eakin as a lack of grit or toughness (NY Daily News)
  • John Altavilla spoke with Wolfpack head coach Ken Gernander and Wolfpack forward Tanner Glass as he continues his efforts to be get back to the NHL (Hartford Courant)
  • Brandon Cohen breaks down what New York needs to do in order to give themselves a legitimate chance at winning the Stanley Cup this spring (Blue Line Station)
  • John Williams discusses how Marek Hrivik is playing himself into a permanent spot in the NHL with his play since he was recalled (Blue Line Station)
  • Justin Rutherford offers his take on Cody Eakin's hit (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Donavan Burns points out how the Rangers have managed to survive the rash of injuries they suffered earlier in the season (The Hockey Writers)
  • Jim Cerny talks about how Henrik Lundqvist returned to the crease with a bang against Dallas (The Hockey Writers)
  • Slow day in the news cycle for the Rangers, so here's a "fun" article from awhile ago to reminisce on (Blueshirt Banter)
  • He skated in 177 games for the Rangers, and was a fan-favorite who helped anchor the "HMO Line" after the lockout. Yesterday's player in the picture was the honorary western Canadian grinder himself.....Jed Ortmeyer (Wikipedia)/

Around the NHL:

  • Greg Wyshynski lists the Top 10 most heinous moments in hockey from the 2016 calendar year (Puck Daddy)
  • Matt Larkin gives five teams he thinks need to make a trade to turn their season around (The Hockey News)
  • Jason Brough passes along word that the Ottawa Senators will hos the Montreal Canadiens in an outdoor game at TD Place on December 17, 2017 (NBC Sports)
  • Gary Lawless believes that the Florida Panthers made the right decision by giving Dale Tallon the final say on hockey decisions (TSN)/

Do you know who the Ranger in the picture is?