Tag Archives: Hard Hits

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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Derek discusses Rangers live

At the bottom of the hour in five minutes, I’ll be discussing the importance of tonight’s game for the Rangers. Coming in losers of three straight, they need to win one of their final four games to clinch the playoffs. … Continue reading

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Podcast on possible Pens/Rangers rematch

I’ve been hosting shows for a while over on Hard Hits Network. Usually, we do them together and feature close buddies including Brian Sanborn, who came on for an hour as we discussed baseball’s best and looked back at different … Continue reading

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Hard Hits: Blackhawks Turn The Page

Despite having to make tough choices, the Blackhawks future remains bright due to good drafting. Continue reading

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