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HARD HITS: Blue Jackets prove you don’t need a high priced goalie to have success

AP Photo credit Russell LaBounty of USA Today via Getty Images Like most observers, I didn’t have many expectations for the Blue Jackets. They lost star forward Artemi Panarin to the Rangers. Let Sergei Bobrovsky go to his destination of … Continue reading

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Hot Blueshirts Topics as they face Islanders before All-Star Break

Without the Wonder Bread Man, the Rangers would be one of the league’s bottom feeders in the Lafreniere Sweepstakes. That’s how much value Artemi Panarin has in Year One on Broadway. With less than a day away from some time … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve comeback falls just short

It’s been officially 2020 for nearly five hours. Admittedly, I didn’t get to see any of the game last night. Like some people, I was out doing New Year’s Eve stuff with my brother and our friends. Needless to say, … 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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McDavid and Draisaitl led Oilers spoil Kakko’s big day

Kaapo Kakko is all smiles as he celebrates his first career NHL goal. It came in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers. AP Photo by Bruce Bennett via Getty Images The first goal of a promising NHL career came at … Continue reading

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Rangers finally back from vacation to face Oilers

Believe it or not, there’s a game this afternoon for the Rangers! It feels like they took a vacation. I kid. But really, what kind of schedule is this? You have teams that played four games already while the Blueshirts … Continue reading

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2019-20 NHL PREVIEW: Is it time to crown a new champion?

The storyline for the 2019-20 NHL season is one of great anticipation and theatre. Last season, it was the St. Louis Blues, who came out of nowhere to deliver their first Stanley Cup. They’re ready to celebrate on Wednesday by … Continue reading

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Roenick has a point on these risky long-term investments

Truth be told, it’s a young man’s world in the NHL. If you are a player completing your entry level contract, there’s a good chance that if you perform well or show promise, you’re gonna get paid. For every Connor … Continue reading

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The fallout from the latest call against Rangers and fan backlash

It takes a lot of incompetence to mess up games the way the NHL continues to. This isn’t only a Rangers problem. It’s a league issue that threatens to tarnish the great sport we’re so passionate about. Hockey is played … Continue reading

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Games #70 & 71: Alberta Edition

I guess it’s true…even the worst offenses in the NHL are capable of getting hot for a couple of games or so. If you’d given me an under on 3.5 goals for these two games in Calgary and Edmonton I … Continue reading

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