Tag Archives: John Tavares

Who wants the two wildcards in the crowded Metro?

With the All-Star break concluding highlighted by Brian Boyle replacing Taylor Hall to represent the Devils to thunderous applause in Tampa from appreciative fans who support the courageous vet battling Leukemia, the question of the day remains the same. Who … Continue reading

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Greiss makes 52 saves to lift Islanders over Canadiens into second wildcard

Great goaltending can sometimes be enough to steal games. The Islanders can thank backup goalie Thomas Greiss for their 5-4 overtime win over the Canadiens at Bell Centre on Martin Luther King Day. His 52 saves were enough along with … Continue reading

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Islanders late comeback nets point in 4-3 overtime loss to Penguins

In a wild and crazy game between old Patrick Division rivals, the Islanders rally fell just short. However, they were able to come back and score twice in a 3:43 span late in the third period to gain a point … Continue reading

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Deeper Metro Division will likely get screwed by current playoff format

By show of hands, how many people like the current playoff format? You won’t find me as one who agrees with it. The idea of reestablishing the old divisional playoffs for the first two rounds sounded good in theory. But … Continue reading

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Battle of New York Part I: Islanders win 4-3 in a shootout, Rangers fall to 1-5-2

When you struggle to win games, it really gets hard. In the first Battle of New York of the season, the Rangers lost another tough one- this time to the blood rival Islanders 4-3 in a shootout at MSG on … Continue reading

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Preseason: Islanders tip Sabres 3-1, Barzal looks good, NHL should start sooner

The Islanders have quietly gone about their business this preseason. In their second to last tuneup, they went to Buffalo and defeated the Sabres 3-1. They have yet to lose in regulation improving to 5-0-2. The odd question is why play … 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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Random Thoughts: A boring NHL summer

Even in a dull summer, there are plenty of NYR thoughts and hockey ones. Continue reading

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Rangers re-sign Smith, why Gorton should be careful with July fireworks set to begin

The Rangers must be careful with how they spend this summer with better potential UFA in ’18 and ’19. Continue reading

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Hungrier Islanders own MSG again with 3-2 comeback win over Rangers

When you have a wounded opponent down, you have to step on them. When it comes right down to it, the Rangers never finish anyone on what’s supposed to be home ice at MSG. Instead, they let opponents get up … Continue reading

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