Bantering Points: 2/10/17

News and notes for Friday, February 10th, 2017

In a throwback to the team's 2014 playoff run, the Rangers knocked off the Nashville Predators by a margin of 4-3, thanks in part due to a monstrous night from the team's third line. With another two points in the bank as the team continues it's climb up the division standings, New York will have another night off before welcoming the Colorado Avalanche into town. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

  • Highlights: NYR 4, NSH 3 (4:22 Video via
  • Game Recap: Despite Nashville making the rare choice to start their best goalie, New York still managed to pull of a victory (CBS)
  • "Rangers fan's pet defenseman looks sharp in fill-in role". A column by Brett Cyrgalis (NY Post)
  • Larry Brooks ponders what the Rangers would look like if team owner James Dolan was active in the team's day-to-day affairs (NY Post)
  • Nicholas Parco saw that fans at last night's Rangers game were chanting for former NBA player Charles Oakley, just one night after the former New York Knick was thrown out of MSG and arrested (NY Daily News)
  • Dave Shapiro attempts to argue how losing the shot attempt battle in an individual game can be beneficial in the long run (Blue Seat Blogs)
  • Scott Charles offers his thoughts on last night's 4-3 victory over the Predators (Blueshirt Bulletin)
  • Brandon Cohen details why Michael Grabner will not turn out to be a repeat of the Kevin Klein debacle from years past (Blue Line Station)
  • Drew McCaffrey highlights how Chris Kreider has finally emerged as the top line power forward fans have been clamoring for (Blue Line Station)
  • Matt Calamia chatted with Ryan Gropp about he's handled his season after getting cut from AHL training camp at the beginning of the year (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Notes: Michael Grabner moved into a tie for 4th in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin (WSH), Vladimir Tarasenko (STL), and Cam Atkinson (CBJ) by notching his 26th goal of the season (Official Team Site)
  • Postgame Interviews: Alain Vigneault,(2:32) Kevin Hayes,(1:13) Henrik Lundqvist,(3:05) and Marc Staal (0:57)/

Around the NHL:

  • Matt Larkin lists the top five trade destinations for Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene (The Hockey News)
  • Greg Wyshynski shares one video to describe the Dallas Stars' season in a nutshell (Puck Daddy)
  • Chris Johnston hears from St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk about how the man who spent his youth in Westchester County is trying to block out the trade rumors surrounding him (Sportsnet)
  • Scott Cullen writes up playbooks for the Eastern and Western Conferences about how they should approach the trade deadline (TSN)

Do you know who the Ranger in the picture is?