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Canadiens become first team to make coaching change by firing Julien

In a big shakeup, the Canadiens announced this morning that they’d relieved head coach Claude Julien and assistant Kirk Muller. The Canadiens have appointed Dominique Ducharme interim head coach and have added Alex Burrows to the coaching staff. Claude Julien … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Blue Jackets trade of Dubois to Winnipeg involving Laine is a 2016 Draft redux

Getty Images It was only five years ago (really four and a half) that following top pick Auston Matthews to the Leafs, Patrik Laine went second to Winnipeg and Pierre-Luc Dubois went third to the Blue Jackets. That top three … Continue reading

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Rangers should forget the polarizing Dubois after Blue Jackets travesty

I’ll be honest. I never came out pro or con regarding Pierre-Luc Dubois. At age 22, he is a skilled two-way pivot with size and speed. I admire those qualities including his grit which is more of a North American … Continue reading

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New NHL Season Starts Up

Following a lengthy wait, hockey finally is back. A new NHL season starts up later today with five games on the schedule. It even features an early bird special with the Flyers and Penguins doing battle in Pennsylvania at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Hockey will finally return in January

It’s back. Following a lot of negotiations, the NHL and NHLPA reached agreement for a 56-game season over the weekend. Right on the cusp of Winter, hockey is coming back. On Solstice Day, we can at least have the sport … Continue reading

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The extent of hockey highlights

If you’re wondering what will or will not happen in regards to the NHL, then this post is for you. The truth is we can’t project ahead and do fun previews on the Rangers or Devils. Nor how the league … Continue reading

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Rangers avoid arbitration, re-sign Alex Georgiev and Phil Di Giuseppe

In good news, the Rangers reached agreement with two restricted free agents on new deals. A couple of days ago, they re-signed forward Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, $700,000 contract. The 27-year old left wing was called up from … Continue reading

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Golden Knights break the bank on Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo has found a new home. The former do everything captain of the 2018-19 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues is headed to Vegas. As had been widely reported, the right defenseman is signing with the Golden Knights. They … Continue reading

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As Blueshirts get ready to take Lafreniere, a flurry of activity is coming

On a nice autumn day in NYC, the NHL Draft takes place remotely in October. Normally, Oct. 6 would be a hockey night that kicks off a new season. Such is quarantine life during a pandemic that saw a great … Continue reading

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Lundqvist not ready to call it quits

A King of New York City: The next time we see Henrik Lundqvist, it could be in a very different uniform if a team is willing to give him a chance he deserves. Over the past few days, Henrik Lundqvist … Continue reading

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