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A chaotic first round, Rangers trade Georgiev to Avalanche, add six players at NHL Draft including Adam Sykora, will face Lightning on Opening Night, schedule criticism and a suggestion

The last three days have breezed by. It certainly was busy for all 32 teams. The league released the schedule for 2022-23 on Wednesday. Then held the 2022 NHL Draft at Bell Centre in Montreal on Thursday and Friday. As … Continue reading

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Gallant emphasizes moving on and playing consistent for Game Two, Pens recall Alex D’ Orio, Games to Watch tonight

A day later coming off a very tough 4-3 loss in a long Game One that needed triple overtime to decide, the Rangers had the day off. After playing over five periods, that’s to be expected. Especially when many players … Continue reading

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Reaves sparks comeback with two goals, Rangers prove a point with five unanswered in good win over Leafs

Ryan Reaves was made for moments like this. The larger than life veteran right wing provided the spark for a stirring Rangers 6-3 comeback win over the Maple Leafs on home ice. His two goals got a rusty team that … Continue reading

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Strong push comes up just short for Rangers in playoff style loss to Maple Leafs, Strome calls out face-offs

Sometimes, there are games you lose that you can learn from. That’s precisely what the Rangers should take out of a hard fought 2-1 loss to a very good Maple Leafs in Toronto. In coming up just short in their … Continue reading

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Podcast: Derek on Monday’s great first round games, an observation plus a cool story

In my latest podcast over on Spotify, I review a busy first round slate from Monday night that included the Isles edging the Pens in two overtimes along with the Jets finishing off the McDavid/Draisaitl Oilers in an epic triple … Continue reading

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New NHL Season Starts Up

Following a lengthy wait, hockey finally is back. A new NHL season starts up later today with five games on the schedule. It even features an early bird special with the Flyers and Penguins doing battle in Pennsylvania at 5:30 … Continue reading

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NHL Podcast: Draft Lottery debacle, Panarin, analyzing Rangers vs Hurricanes, Lundqvist and Price comparison

Earlier this evening, I did a hockey podcast on some hot topics over on my Hard Hits Network. It went into overtime! Among the topics covered include the NHL Draft Lottery debacle, Artemi Panarin, a classic series flashback from 1993 … Continue reading

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Panarin quote on escrow is problematic

As the calendar is on the verge of changing from June to July, hockey continues to inch closer to an official return. Following a bizarre first part of the perplexing NHL Draft Lottery that will somehow reward a team that … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: The Hart Race nobody wants to acknowledge

Last night in a big 3-2 win over the Jets, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl scored twice and picked up an assist to help move Edmonton into second place in the Pacific Division. The power play goal he scored in the … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Malkin somehow still gets overlooked

AP Photo credit sportnet.ca via Canadian Press Imagine being one of the game’s brightest stars on a team you helped win three Stanley Cups, a Calder, a Conn Smythe, a Hart Trophy and two scoring titles. All this list of … Continue reading

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