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Blais returns to lineup, Rangers host Flames after long break

Tonight, the Rangers finally return to the ice when they host the Flames at MSG. Game-time is 7:30 EST. At least that time frame allows fans the chance to check out Lightning/Panthers, or even Bo Horvat’s debut with the Islanders … Continue reading

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Canucks fans say goodbye to classy coach Bruce Boudreau, who gets send-off by players, Hughes hits 30 goals in Devils win, Gallant’s latest shuffling splits up Panarin and Trocheck

On Saturday night at Rogers Place in Vancouver, Canucks fans said goodbye to lovable coach Bruce Boudreau. In what amounted to the final game behind the Vancouver bench for the NHL lifer, the Canucks fell short in a 4-2 home … Continue reading

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Vancouver fans show their love for embattled coach Bruce Boudreau, Cogliano pays former coach a compliment, hockey world supports popular coach

Sometimes, there are stories that involve sports that make you feel bad. I’m not referencing anything dire here. That’s a good thing. However, as Hasan noted in a well written hockey column on the Devils successful road trip, he also … Continue reading

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Improvement of young Blueshirts a key to second half, Lafreniere struggles continue, Kreider back to face league best Bruins

A few hours leading up to what amounts to a big game at 33rd and 7th when the Rangers host the league-leading Bruins in a battle of Original Six with plenty of history, let’s look into a few young Blueshirts … Continue reading

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Can Lafreniere rebound in the second half to save his season?

When they somehow lucked into winning the two-part 2020 NHL Lottery after getting eliminated by the Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Qualifier, the Rangers knew Alexis Lafreniere would be the number one pick in the Draft. Even after former GM … Continue reading

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Chytil, Blueshirts take care of Canadiens, Canada repeats in unbelievable conclusion edging Czechia in sudden death to win gold st WJC

Last night was a hockey night. Anytime you can get the marquee event at the World Junior Championships in a great gold medal match while there’s a good slate of NHL games, that’s about as good as it gets for … Continue reading

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Rangers two for two in New Year: Back up victory over messy Cats with good third period comeback over Hurricanes, Canada versus Czechia for WJC gold, goalie interference reversal mars USA in ugly loss to Canada

So far in ’23, a lot has happened. So far, so good for the Rangers. After taking care of the messy Cats in a mind-numbing game on New Year’s Day during football Sunday, they had their best win of the … Continue reading

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Gallant won’t change power play despite accurate critique, Lafreniere struggles

Gerard Gallant had a critique of the power play today after practice. He thinks it’s too predictable. He’s right. The predictability stems from the puck always flowing toward Zibanejad for his one-timer. Having Panarin, another righty shot, in opposite circle … Continue reading

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Tkachuk, Panthers pull bush league move on Hischier in loss to Devils

On Wednesday night, the Devils faced off with the Panthers for the second time over five days. Unlike the 4-2 home defeat they suffered this past Saturday, the Devs rallied in the third period for a 4-2 victory at Florida. … Continue reading

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Player Safety doesn’t care about protecting its players, Chytil injury on Lafferty hit proof the NHL is run backwards

A show of hands. How many of you have rooted for teams and supported hockey before the 21st century? If you’ve been around long enough, then you know how backwards the sport has become. In the old days, the NHL … Continue reading

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