Bantering Points: 3/23/17

News and notes for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

For the seventh time in a row, the Rangers dropped a game at Madison Square Garden, losing to the New York Islanders 3-2. With the loss, the team has extended it’s streak of  losing the season series against the Islanders to three seasons, dating back to 2014-15. But now, the team will have a couple of days off to prepare for the annual California road trip, which begins Saturday night in Los Angeles. Here are today’s news and links:

Rangers News:

Around the NHL:

  • Sean McIndoe names the eleven most disappointing teams of the 2016-2017 season (Sportsnet)
  • The Vegas Golden Knights plan on revealing their jersey design in June, as per team owner Bill Foley (
  • In a shocking bit of news, NHL players around the league have come out to criticize the league’s well thought out and brilliantly executed playoff format (TSN)
  • Rachel Doerrie attempts to redefine the impact of faceoff wins (Hockey Graphs)/