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Day Two: Chytil gets bridge deal, Rangers acquire tough guy Reaves, Bruins do well in off-season despite losing Krejci, Plus more

It was a much calmer Day Two for the July frenzy. After so many signings on Day One, it was like a light wind cooling off the hot summer heat. Coincidentally, the temperatures here didn’t even reach 80 degrees. However, … Continue reading

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The Block

If you caught the dramatic conclusion of Game 4 between the Islanders and Lightning At Nassau Coliseum, then you saw one of the best defensive plays ever in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If Marc-Andre Fleury has The Save, then Ryan … Continue reading

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Bolts edge Islanders to quiet The Barn in Game Three

The excitement was palpable. The first big game hosted by Nassau Coliseum in 28 years lived up to the hype. With the Islanders competing in the Conference Finals Stanley Cup Semifinals for a second consecutive year outside the bubble, it … Continue reading

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The Final Four: Awful Officiating a factor in Lightning Game 2 Win over Islanders, Remembering Amirante Anthem in ’94, Rangers still haven’t made Gallant hire official

Let’s start off this post by recognizing what’s going on. The Stanley Cup Semifinals have begun. Or the Final Four. Personally, I prefer the latter. It doesn’t matter that it’s been used for the NCAA Basketball Tournament forever. It just … Continue reading

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The NHL Semifinals: Islanders face Lightning in rematch, Canadiens heavy underdogs versus Golden Knights, Thoughts on Avalanche and Bruins, Fox up for Norris

Twenty-four hours apart, the final two teams of the NHL Semifinals finished off their second round series by closing out Game Six at home. With both the Islanders and Golden Knights taking care of business to prevent Game Seven in … Continue reading

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Trotz nails what defines playoff hockey, Barzal leads Islanders to Game Four win over Bruins to even compelling series

On Saturday, the Islanders tied their second round series at two apiece against the Bruins by defeating them 4-1 before 12,000 loud fans at the old barn off the Meadowbrook Parkway. Mat Barzal scored the game-winner with over seven minutes … Continue reading

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NHL Player Safety drops the ball on Wilson chaos, Rangers statement isn’t enough

As usual, leave it to NHL Player Safety to drop the ball completely. In one of the most perplexing decisions that lacks any common sense, they fined Tom Wilson $5,000 for the chaos he created during the second period of … Continue reading

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No Extra Effort Required: Rangers outclassed by grittier Islanders, Playoffs?!?!

What followed after Adam Fox was presented the Steven McDonald Award was a total letdown. Or meltdown. Your choice. In what amounted to a clinic from a grittier and hungrier opponent, the Rangers were outclassed entirely by the bitter rival … Continue reading

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An Islanders Embarrassment: Blueshirts stink up the Long Island Sound, Quinn’s puzzling Bitetto move backfires, Trouba likely concussed by Martin in a total annihilation, A message for the Rangers organization

This was pathetic. Humiliating. Embarrassing. Awful. Horrible. Disgraceful. Distasteful. Soft. Weak. The Rangers’ performance on Tuesday night in Long Island should’ve been sponsored by Hostess. That’s how cupcake soft they were. That actually might be an insult to cupcakes. Even … Continue reading

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Despite comeback, Rangers suffer a crushing loss to enemy Islanders in overtime, Chytil turnover leads to Pulock winner, Kravtsov records first NHL point

In the first of many match-ups between Russian comrades, Igor Shestyorkin lost to Ilya Sorokin in a frustrating 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders. It wasn’t his fault. The blame falls on the veteran leadership of the Rangers, who couldn’t … Continue reading

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