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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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Game #36: Ba Humbug, Hayes toasts Rangers as AV Flyers ruin Christmas

No Yankee Swap tonight. #NYRvsPHI pic.twitter.com/vWdLKY5jI2 — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 24, 2019 What happens when you play well for two periods, but don’t finish the job? The Rangers learned the hard way during last night’s exasperating 5-1 loss at … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hot starts by late signings prove one thing

For the whole summer, Mikko Rantanen couldn’t reach agreement with the Avalanche on a new contract. Like many pricey Group II free agents, the high scoring right wing remained unsigned. It didn’t matter. He waited until September 28 to sign … Continue reading

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Day 1: Rangers big Winners with Panarin, puzzling Islanders salvage a bad day by re-signing Lee

Day 1 is in the books. Not the books legendary Mets radio play by play man Howie Rose refers to when the Mets actually win a ballgame. But the Free Agent Frenzy had plenty of action and even some shockers. … Continue reading

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NHL Draft Surprises

From Russia with love. Vasily Podkolzin goes to the @Canucks! 👏 #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/gEp3Glp1pg — NHL (@NHL) June 22, 2019 On both Day 1 and 2, there were a few surprises at the NHL Draft in Vancouver. Before getting into which … Continue reading

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