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Summer of calm for Hudson rivals, Rangers and Devils

It’s now been over a week since all the fireworks 🎇 were fired on the first day of free agency. Following John Tavares’ impactful decision to go home like Dorothy to Kansas Toronto, leaving a gaping hole for the Islanders … Continue reading

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Are the Rangers in or out on the Karlsson trade?

Last night, rumors swirled that Ottawa and Tampa Bay had agreed in principle to a trade involving Erik Karlsson. Of course, it was refuted by reliable TSN source Elliotte Friedman. Getting denials on a Karlsson trade….we'll just have to let … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Larry Brooks needs to retire

HARD HITS By Derek Felix You would think after what 2018 Conn Smythe winner Alexander Ovechkin has been through that everyone who covers him would be happy. Many of the hockey media expressed their joy for the outstanding postseason the … Continue reading

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Conference Finals Preview: Fresh blood good for NHL

Unlike the past decade that’s been largely dominated by the Penguins, Blackhawks and Kings who combined for eight of the last nine Stanley Cups, there’s fresh blood in the Conference Finals which start tonight in Tampa with the Lightning hosting … Continue reading

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Ovechkin Caps finally get better of Crosby Pens

It had to happen eventually. In a year where most pundits including myself wrote them off even after they won the Metro Division, the Capitals finally proved they were better than the Penguins. Indeed, the Ovechkin Caps are moving on … Continue reading

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Stamkos praises ex-Rangers vets following second round win over Bruins

Former Captain Brayden Point (@BraydenPoint19) had a goal in the Bolts 3-1 series clinching Game 5 win over Boston. Good luck to Pointer & the @TBLightning in the NHL Eastern Conference Final pic.twitter.com/vZoWOpNudL — Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) May 6, … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Former Rangers having impact for Lightning

When Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller were traded to the Lightning at the very end of the trade deadline, they went from a hopeless situation on Broadway to a pressure packed one in Tampa. No stranger to deep runs in … Continue reading

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No Licking Allowed: The curious case of Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand remains a puzzling star player for the Bruins. A top 10 player who can impact the game in all three zones with his tenaciousness combined with speed and skill, The Rat was up to his old tricks during … Continue reading

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Controversy makes NHL look bad in these playoffs

Controversy has surrounded too many games in these playoffs. The NHL looks bad for how some key decisions have impacted games on the big stage. Look no further than what took place over the weekend. Let’s start with Saturday night … Continue reading

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Couturier’s hat trick and five points while hurt overshadow Guentzel’s four goals

Sometimes, the NHL Playoffs demonstrate how courageous these players are. The level of pain threshold they play through is unreal. Patrice Bergeron once played with a broken rib and separated shoulder in Game 6 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. … Continue reading

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