Tag Archives: Hard Hits

HARD HITS: Former Rangers having impact for Lightning

When Ryan McDonagh and J.T. Miller were traded to the Lightning at the very end of the trade deadline, they went from a hopeless situation on Broadway to a pressure packed one in Tampa. No stranger to deep runs in … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: First Round lacking usual bite

HARD HITS By Derek Felix Always #LeafsNation A post shared by Toronto Maple Leafs (@mapleleafs) on Apr 21, 2018 at 5:18pm PDT Normally, the first round of the NHL Playoffs has a couple of riveting series. This year has been … Continue reading

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Post Wrap: Derek talks Devils latest win and Hall

At 10 EST tonight, I will be doing a show on BlogTalk Radio on Hard Hits Network. We’ll cover the latest Devils win. A easy one as Taylor Hart Hall strengthens his case for MVP with a four point effort … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Johansen gets paid, Crosby biggest bargain

The latest big contract was handed out by the Predators. They gave an eight year deal worth $64 million to restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The top center becomes one of the highest paid players. He’ll make an average of … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Hot summer continues, Zibanejad comparables, Canadiens con fans, Hischier can change Devils

On another balmy July summer afternoon in the Big Apple 🍎, the longest month of the hockey offseason continues. One which seems to be crawling along like the 90 degree temps and 100 heat index with sticky humidity. Indeed, a … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Why NBC has driven me away

New Post: Why I refuse to watch the end of the Stanley Cup Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Anderson’s performance forces Game 7

New Post: The Senators keep silencing doubters. Malkin remains overlooked. Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Battle for Stanley Cup a war of attrition

This is my latest. A hockey column on the Conference Finals. Plus some hard hits on NYR, Caps, Habs. Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Why not Brad Marchand for Hart?

As I sit here and ponder what’s been at times a confusing and long hockey season with less than a month left in the regular season, I wonder about something else. The Hart Trophy race. For weeks, it’s been basically … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Snow to blame for Islanders mess

It only took 42 games. But the Islanders finally fired coach Jack Capuano. A day after the team went into Boston and shut the Bruins out 4-0, they decided to send Capuano his walking papers. So after nearly seven years … Continue reading

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