Bantering Points: 2/1/17

News and notes for Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

After getting nearly a week off to re-energize and prepare for a meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets, you would think the Rangers would have came out and played an inspired game. Well, that's where you'd be wrong. New York fell behind 6-0 early in the third period, before managing to battle back and eventually fall short by a score of 6-4. Luckily, the team will have the chance to put last night's debacle behind them quickly, as they'll be in Buffalo tomorrow night for a game against the Sabres. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Greg Wyshynski wonders if the New York Islanders will look to scurry back to their old home of Nassau, now that the news of their eventual eviction from the Barclays Center is out (Puck Daddy)
  • Emily Sadler reports that the Vegas Golden Knights are eligible to make trades as early as March 1st of this season, the day after the trade deadline (Sportsnet)
  • Jason Brough relays word that opinions on the league's new mandated goalie pants range from "really comfortable" to "really restrictive" (NBC Sports)
  • Ilya Bryzgalov "writes" about how he saved this year's All-Star Game (The Players Tribune)/