Author Archives: Derek Felix

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included two stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil games. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has scored Berkeley Carroll basketball games since 2006 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. From players, coaches to administrators, it's a first class program. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree.

Thanks for the memories John Amirante R.I.P.

It’s funny the way things can be in life. It was just the other day that I was thinking about John Amirante. How much I missed him. Maybe it’s because there’s no Rangers playoffs this Spring. Or perhaps because of … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Golden Knights are for real

All this to wish the team good luck the next few days 🤩 pic.twitter.com/8JQaW60pfv — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) April 14, 2018 In its amazing inaugural season that included a Pacific Division crown and 109 points, the Vegas Golden Knights … Continue reading

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Devils learn a valuable lesson in Game One

Chipping away.#NJDvsTBL | #NowWeRise pic.twitter.com/FFNlwjVfNc — x – New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 13, 2018 It was their first game in quite a while. For the first time since 2012, the New Jersey Devils officially returned to the NHL Playoffs … Continue reading

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NHL Playoff Preview

It’s finally arrived. After a long 82 games, the best time of year is here. For six of the 16 participants, the NHL Playoffs gets going tonight. Sixteen teams can achieve their ultimate dream of winning the Stanley Cup. It’s … Continue reading

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Panthers don’t roll over for Bruins, Devils vs Lightning set

Give the Panthers a lot of credit. They didn’t roll over for the Bruins. It might not have meant anything for Florida after having been eliminated from postseason contention by the Flyers on Saturday. But you wouldn’t have known it … Continue reading

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Rangers Fire Vigneault

In a bit of a stunner considering there are games still going on, the Rangers didn’t wait around. Apparently, whatever went on in today’s awful display in a 5-0 loss to the Flyers and a bizarre press conference was enough. … Continue reading

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This embarrassment worth firing Vigneault for

So supposedly, there was a hockey game played in Philadelphia this afternoon. Someone forgot to remind the Rangers. In the final game hopefully of the Alain Vigneault Era, they embarrassed themselves, the jersey and insulted fans with a despicable 5-0 … Continue reading

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The final Rangers game is a chance to make Flyers nervous

Later today at about 3:15 PM in the City of Brotherly Love on NBC, the Rangers play their final game of the season against the Flyers. Game 82 means a lot more to the hated rival who with just a … Continue reading

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Kinkaid is big reason the Devils are back in playoffs

By show of hands, how many fans who root for the Devils had them making the playoffs? We know the experts didn’t. Myself included although I don’t get paid to cover the great sport of hockey. Nobody believed except my … Continue reading

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A Telling Quote from Kreider on Devils

It’s always interesting to hear what players say following losses. The Rangers are playing out the string with two games left at the Islanders tomorrow and at the Flyers Saturday. After yesterday’s 5-2 embarrassment at the hands of MVP candidate … Continue reading

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