Tag Archives: Blackhawks

Corey Crawford stands on head for Blackhawks

Yesterday, there were five games in the latest installment of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The bubble in Edmonton and Toronto was quite busy. You had a lot of hockey to pick and choose from. Three of the five games went … Continue reading

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Picking The First Round and Beyond

The most unique Stanley Cup Playoffs begins now. For half the field of the Sweet Sixteen, they got a head start by earning the right to be here. In a expanded format due to the pause in play on March … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Scenario thanks to playoff shockers, Lafreniere Drawing today

Alexis Lafreniere (right) is the projected top pick. A lucky loser will be rewarded in Part Two of the NHL Lottery today. Getty Images If anything has been learned from the unique expanded format that’s featured eight best-of-five Qualifying Series, … Continue reading

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Next year, Quinn must put Kakko in a position to succeed

By show of hands, how many of you thought Kaapo Kakko had a good first year? The highly rated Finnish right wing was a disappointment for the Rangers, who were only too happy to grab the future scorer second at … Continue reading

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Special Hockey Podcast: Derek on Rangers loss to Canes, big upsets and Matt Dumba’s important message

I decided to do a special hockey podcast before on my Hard Hits Network channel on Blogtalk Radio. Among the big topics covered includes: -My assessment of the Rangers 3-2 loss to Hurricanes in Game One. What they didn’t do … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Qualifying Round Picks

It’s Day One of the NHL expanded playoff format. Over the next week and a half, sixteen teams will compete for a chance to advance in a Best of Five preliminary round. Only eight will make the true Stanley Cup … 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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Game #59 Defense optional as Rangers double up Blackhawks, Kreider dominates, Mama Strome celebrates with Moms

Ryan Strome scored a goal for a new career high in points. His proud Mom celebrated along with the Moms as the Rangers outscored the Blackhawks 6-3 in a defense optional affair. AP Photo credit NBCSN This was one that … Continue reading

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Rangers make smart move swapping Joey Keane for Julien Gauthier, Lindgren takes high road on Marchand, confusing playoff system, awful Leafs and Canadiens

A minor trade that could help the Rangers at forward could impact what happens with Chris Kreider (seen above with Derek Stepan). Much earlier on Tuesday, the Rangers decided to make a trade that could immediately impact the future. In … Continue reading

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What ‘If’

What if Theo Fleury hadn’t gone through all his struggles off the ice due to alcohol and substance abuse stemming from being sexually abused as a teenager by junior hockey coach Graham James? Prior to leaving Calgary, the very skilled … Continue reading

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