Author Archives: Derek Felix

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.

Podcast Episode 2: More in depth on the all-time great goalies, plus commentary on Lindros, Bure and a little ’94 Rangers

Last night on my YouTube Channel, I recorded my second episode of the Podcast. In it, I continued to go through the careers of Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek and Patrick Roy. Also included a few of the all-time greats from … Continue reading

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Who’s Better? Brodeur, Hasek or Roy

Every hockey fan knows who Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek and Patrick Roy are. If you don’t, I suggest google and YouTube. I discussed the three below along with some commentary on other legends above. Feel free to check it out. … Continue reading

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JD speaks for everyone

Earlier today, Rangers Team President John Davidson relayed a very important message during this scary time. When it comes to the COVID19 pandemic, we can’t take any chances. We must use common sense and decency. So, that means if we … Continue reading

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The Rangers season in pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, with the Coronavirus halting play in all sports and putting everyone on high alert, I decided to share the Rangers season in pictures. Even cooler, some videos will be included … Continue reading

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Rangers sign K’Andre Miller, MSG to air memorable games, Coronavirus madness

Photo courtesy ELITESPORTSNY Over the past day or so, the Rangers have been busy. Well, not literally and figuratively speaking. There are no team practices scheduled with the NHL shutting down along with other major sports leagues due to the … Continue reading

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If season continues, Brendan Lemieux is suspended

Somehow, someway, Brendan Lemieux managed to get himself suspended with hockey and all of sports on hold due to the Coronavirus epidemic. It was late in regulation when he foolishly checked an unsuspecting Joonas Donskoi in the side of the … Continue reading

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NHL suspends season due to coronavirus

We won’t be seeing cool goal celebrations like this anytime soon. AP Photo via Getty Images As expected today, the NHL decided to suspend the season due to the Coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused every sports league to pause … Continue reading

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Game #70 Rangers lose to Avalanche in overtime on probably the last game of the season, Coronavirus could force suspension

I want to start this off by expressing something I’ve never felt before. The Coronavirus is something different than what we’ve seen. Nobody knows what’s going on. I would be lying to you if I knew what was happening. All … Continue reading

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Rangers look to make it 11 for 12 on the road at depleted Avalanche without MacKinnon

Tony DeAngelo and Mika Zibanejad jump jump real high like Kris Kross during Zibanejad’s five goal game. The Rangers take on the Avalanche, who are without Nathan MacKinnon tonight. They still must show up ready. AP Photo credit New York … Continue reading

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Game #69 Kakko scores twice and Zibanejad reaches 40 goals in key win over Stars, Shesterkin 31 saves, Rangers 40 Goal Club

Igor Shesterkin gets some love from Marc Staal after a big 4-2 Rangers win over the Stars. They remain three points out of the wildcard with 13 games left. AP Photo credit New York Rangers via Getty Images Needing a … Continue reading

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