Category Archives: Hard Hits

HARD HITS: Make Hockey Great Again

Okay. Before you stop and cringe at the cheesy title, let me just point out that it was the easiest thing I could come up with. Basically, the first thing that entered my mind, I used. Why do we need … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: A Chaotic Return for Tavares, Sean Avery, and the Islanders

Unless you were living in a cave or on vacation without WiFi, Thursday night marked the long anticipated return of John Tavares to Long Island. The former Islanders captain got what was expected from irate fans when the Maple Leafs … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: NHL All-Star Weekend and Trade Deadline

That went well๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿฅ‡ What a great weekend. So much fun. Thanks to San Jose for hosting! #NHLallstar pic.twitter.com/9mTH0BInBC — Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) January 27, 2019 NHL All-Star Weekend came and went in San Jose. They were a great host with … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Trotz has surprising Islanders in first place

A good coach can make all the difference. For years, the Islanders have been viewed by many observers as an afterthought in the metro area. Despite a rich history and tradition that includes the Stanley Cup dynasty of winning four … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hayes is the best center on the Rangers, Pay him!

Let me start off by saying what’s been on my mind for a while. How long exactly? Try since February of last season. There are many different perspectives on what needs to happen going forward for the Rangers. I’m here … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Canadiens take risk in dealing away Galchenyuk to Coyotes for Domi

When the deal between the Canadiens and Coyotes came down on Friday, it coincided with the one-year anniversary of Montreal trading top defense prospect Mikhail Sergachev to the Lightning in exchange for forward Jonathan Drouin. Drouin’s underperformance in his first … 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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Hard Hits: Ovechkin and Caps silencing critics

Through three games of the most unpredictable Stanley Cup Final, it’s Alexander Ovechkin and the Caps needing just two more wins to capture the franchise’s first Cup. In a virtuoso performance following a bizarre introduction from game show host Pat … 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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HARD HITS: First Round lacking usual bite

HARD HITS By Derek Felix View this post on Instagram Always #LeafsNation A post shared by Toronto Maple Leafs (@mapleleafs) on Apr 21, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT Normally, the first round of the NHL Playoffs has a couple of riveting … Continue reading

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