Category Archives: Column

HARD HITS: Johansen gets paid, Crosby biggest bargain

The latest big contract was handed out by the Predators. They gave an eight year deal worth $64 million to restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The top center becomes one of the highest paid players. He’ll make an average of … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hot summer continues, Zibanejad comparables, Canadiens con fans, Hischier can change Devils

On another balmy July summer afternoon in the Big Apple 🍎, the longest month of the hockey offseason continues. One which seems to be crawling along like the 90 degree temps and 100 heat index with sticky humidity. Indeed, a … Continue reading

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Long hot summer continues in quiet hockey off-season

As we near the end of July, the temperatures continue to hit a feverish 90 degree pitch with humidity levels skyrocketing. They don’t call it the dog days of summer for nothing. Speaking of which, did anyone else enjoy ESPN’s … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Why NBC has driven me away

New Post: Why I refuse to watch the end of the Stanley Cup Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Rookies Guentzel and Murray starring in possible Pens repeat

The Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in sports. It requires teams to go through four grueling rounds and win 16 games. It helps explain why no one has repeated since the Red Wings in ’97 and ’98. … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Anderson’s performance forces Game 7

New Post: The Senators keep silencing doubters. Malkin remains overlooked. Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Battle for Stanley Cup a war of attrition

This is my latest. A hockey column on the Conference Finals. Plus some hard hits on NYR, Caps, Habs. Continue reading

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Lundqvist outplays Price in big first round win

Entering the playoffs, the lingering questions still were being asked. Could Henrik Lundqvist put behind the worst season of a brilliant career? The proud 35-year old Swedish King answered it loudly. In resounding fashion, he outplayed Carey Price in the … Continue reading

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Can the Rangers win a home Game 4?

I’ll start this off with a simple question for our team. Following Sunday’s atrocious performance as they let the Canadiens dictate play in an easy 3-1 road win at a quiet MSG, can the Rangers win a home Game 4 … Continue reading

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Rangers need more from young core

Hayes, Kreider, Miller and Zibanejad are 4 #NYR who must step up. Continue reading

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