Bantering Points: 12/27/17

Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Justin Tasch discusses how the Rangers have benefited from retaining Michael Grabner and losing Oscar Lindberg via the expansion draft (NY Daily News)
  • William Schneiderhan explains why Jeff Gorton should kick the tires on Ottawa Senators’ forward Mike Hoffman (Blue Line Station)
  • Peter Reichert examines whether or not the team should recall Peter Holland from Hartford (Blue Line Station)
  • Sam Prevot breaks down why Brady Skjei has turned out to be one of Gordie Clark’s most successful high draft picks (Blue Line Station)
  • Dave Shapiro writes New York’s post-Christmas list (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Frank Curto recaps the Blueshirts’ rough week preceding Christmas (Elite Sports NY)
  • Curto also reminisced on the franchise’s previous outdoor games leading up to the Winter Classic (Elite Sports NY)
  • Alex Kolodziej saw that Filip Chytil took a crushing blow during the Czech Republic’s game against Russia (FanRag)
  • Amanda Borges went one-on-one with Chytil prior to his first game at the World Junior Championships (4:34 video via Official Team Site)/

Around the NHL:

  • Joey Alfieri lists the top ten shootout goals from the hockey world in 2017 (NBC Sports)
  • Travis Yost determines whether the struggles of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kristopher Letang are a result of poor play or poor puck luck (TSN)
  • With the Olympics less than six weeks away, the Spengler Cup will serve as Canada’s final opportunity to evaluate its available talent (Sportsnet)
  • Ryan Davis reports that former Rangers’ goaltender Johnny Bower passed away at age 93 yesterday (FanRag)/