Bantering Points: 12/9/16

News and Notes for Friday, December 9th, 2016

A trip into the Great White North while missing nearly half of their forward corps didn't prove impossible for New York, as the team defeated the Winnipeg Jets by a a score of 2-1 last night. With another victory in the record books, the Rangers will look to build off of it later tonight, as they head into the United Center for a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 2, WPG 1 (4:30 Video via
  • Brett Cyrgalis discussed how the situation around Henrik Lundqvist has changed compared to past seasons (NY Post)
  • Cyrgalis also pointed out how Nicklas Jensen was able to bring energy to the team during last night's game despite receiving limited ice time (NY Post)
  • Dave Shapiro recaps yesterday's victory at the MTS Centre (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Game Preview: Scott Darling looks to continue the admirable job he's done filling in for Corey Crawford as Henrik Lundqvist looks to have a bounce back outing (CBS)
  • Steven Loffredo takes note of how Mats Zuccarello's less than stellar season has slipped under the radar (The Hockey Writers)
  • Drew McCaffery thinks that this edition of the Rangers is better equipped to handle the rash of injuries than they've been in the past (Blue Line Station)
  • John Williams breaks down how Brandon Pirri has been a non-factor since Mika Zibanejad was injured (Blue Line Station)
  • Brandon Cohen believes that Tanner Glass' time in New York has officially come to an end (Blue Line Station)
  • Postgame Notes: New York put it's youthful exuberance on display last night, as it was the first time in nearly thirty seasons they played a game without a forward aged 30 or older (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Alain Vigneault, (2:08) Antti Raanta, (1:53) Ryan McDonagh, (1:22) and Kevin Hayes (1:17) (Official Team Site)
  • He spent nine games on Broadway in the early portion of 2007, and was one of the premier "AAAA" players in professional hockey during his career. Yesterday's player in the picture was.....Jason Krog (Wikipedia)

Around the NHL:

  • Jared Clinton reports that in spite of their trademark rejection the Vegas Golden Knights believe that everything will work out as planned (The Hockey News)
  • Rory Boylen passes along word from Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid that he believes Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning is a "classless" player (Sportsnet)
  • Gary Lawless saw that Gary Bettman has revealed his end game when it comes to Olympic participation in South Korea in 2018 (TSN)
  • In the realm of "scripts you couldn't write if you tried", the Vancouver Canucks went into Tampa Bay earned two points on the back of strong efforts from Jack Skille and former Ranger Jayson Megna (TSN)
  • Josh Cooper relays news from Bettman that the salary cap could rise by $2 Million for the 17-18 season (Puck Daddy)/

Imagine giving up a draft pick at the trade deadline for a 13th forward.

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