Tag Archives: Nathan MacKinnon

HARD HITS: How good are the Islanders?

Mat Barzal celebrates a goal in another Islanders win. They’re off to a hot start in Year Two under Barry Trotz. How good are they? AP Photo by Jim McIsaac via Getty Images It’s Year Two for the Islanders under … Continue reading

Posted in Hard Hits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Roenick has a point on these risky long-term investments

Truth be told, it’s a young man’s world in the NHL. If you are a player completing your entry level contract, there’s a good chance that if you perform well or show promise, you’re gonna get paid. For every Connor … Continue reading

Posted in Column | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When the Avalanche tweet you back

Well, it was certainly an exciting series. Good luck, @SanJoseSharks. pic.twitter.com/id1oa42YGd — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) May 9, 2019 So, following their tough 3-2 loss in Game Seven to the Sharks, the Avalanche received plenty of love on Twitter. They deserved … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torts Guarantee

Tonight, there are two games. Both are Game Sixes. You have the Blue Jackets looking to stay alive at home against the Bruins. In what’s been one of the most competitive and physical series in recent years, it’s Boston with … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Staal leads Hurricanes past Islanders in overtime

Goals were hard to come by. Game One of the second round between the Islanders and Hurricanes was tightly contested at Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn. One goal was enough for the Hurricanes to edge the host Islanders 1-0 in … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AV meets Gritty, The crazy first round continues

Okay. So, Alain Vigneault and the Flyers are a strange fit. It’s gonna be interesting to follow for Ranger fans. The good thing for us is it’s from a distance. That makes it easier. We don’t have to concern ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheap shots, Suspensions and Overtime

Day Four of the NHL Playoffs was chaotic. You had three Game Two’s go to overtime. You also had cheap shots and suspensions. One was handed out to Nikita Kucherov for his idiocy. He will serve a one game ban … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marner leaves Rask and Bruins in dust

It’s funny. But I find myself intrigued by the NHL Playoffs so far. Even though I swore I wouldn’t do it, here I am caving in. I guess it’s the passionate hockey fan in me. What caught my eye on … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NHL Playoffs: First Round and Beyond

As we already know in this space, there’s no playoffs for either the Rangers or Devils for the first time ever. This is the first time since Colorado relocated to New Jersey that that’s happened. It’ll be a quiet Spring … Continue reading

Posted in NHL Playoffs, Stanley Cup | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HARD HITS: Make Hockey Great Again

Okay. Before you stop and cringe at the cheesy title, let me just point out that it was the easiest thing I could come up with. Basically, the first thing that entered my mind, I used. Why do we need … Continue reading

Posted in Column, Hard Hits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment