Bantering Points: 2/24/17

News and notes for Friday, February 24th, 2017

The Rangers continued their climb up the standings last night, earning two points against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 2-1 shootout victory. With that, the team is now in 3rd Place in the Metropolitan Division, putting them on pace for a fourth consecutive playoff meeting with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team can look to change that tomorrow evening, when they take on the New Jersey Devils. Here are today's news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Remember when the Quebec Nordiques were going to try and make a go of it instead of moving despite losing millions of dollars? If they didn't move, the team would have been wearing a new set of uniforms. And they are.......something, to say the least (The Hockey News)
  • Greg Wyshynski passes along a report from Bob McKenzie that St. Louis Blues had a deal in place to ship defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but the deal fell through on the basis of Shattenkirk being unwilling to sign a contract extension (Puck Daddy)
  • Andrew Berkshire highlights four overvalued players who are likely to cause buyer's remorse at the trade deadline (Sportsnet)
  • Hooks Orpik details what the Pittsburgh Penguins can expect from defenseman Ron Hainsey after acquiring him from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2nd Round Pick (Pensburgh)
  • hockeypassingstats demonstrates how shot quality via passing metrics can be used to predict future goals than any of the currently used public statistics (Hockey Graphs)/

Do you know who the Ranger in the picture is?