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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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Sabres win Lottery, Rangers sign Nils Lundkvist, great hockey in second round, the clutch Marchand

For those who care, they held the NHL Lottery on Thursday night. After dragging it out to the point of exhaustion thanks to all the wasted nonsense, they finally got down to who won. The winner was again the Sabres. … Continue reading

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John Davidson returns to Blue Jackets, Playoff observations on Bruins/Caps, MacKinnon and latest Kadri cheap shot

Everyone knows how good a person John Davidson is. That didn’t change after he and former Rangers’ GM Jeff Gorton were fired by Garden CEO James Dolan. As expected, Davidson kept it classy in thanking the Rangers for the opportunity … Continue reading

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All even through two games, Pens hold off Isles

So far, three first round series are all even through two games. They include the Bruins/Capitals, Islanders/Penguins and Wild/Golden Knights. These could go long. Especially based on how hard fought they’ve been. In a pivotal Game Two that saw the … Continue reading

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Panarin named to NHL First All-Star Team, Award Winners revealed, big off-season awaits Rangers

Artemi Panarin didn’t win the Hart Trophy, but deservedly was named to the First All-Star Team. AP Photo credit NHL.com via Getty Images Yesterday, the NHL completed revealing their Awards for this extended 2019-20 season. One that’s still going following … Continue reading

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The Case for Panarin for League MVP

Earlier this week, Artemi Panarin was among the league’s elite for the prestigious Hart Trophy. Given how well he performed in turning the Rangers into a much improved must see Broadway act, Panarin is definitely worthy of being up for … Continue reading

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As Training Camp heats up, Panarin up for prestigious Award

On Day Two of the new training camp during the dog days of summer, Artemi Panarin is the story. The very successful 28-year old Russian left wing, who was on his way to 40 goals and 100 points prior to … 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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Rangers look to make it 11 for 12 on the road at depleted Avalanche without MacKinnon

Tony DeAngelo and Mika Zibanejad jump jump real high like Kris Kross during Zibanejad’s five goal game. The Rangers take on the Avalanche, who are without Nathan MacKinnon tonight. They still must show up ready. AP Photo credit New York … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Blue Jackets prove you don’t need a high priced goalie to have success

AP Photo credit Russell LaBounty of USA Today via Getty Images Like most observers, I didn’t have many expectations for the Blue Jackets. They lost star forward Artemi Panarin to the Rangers. Let Sergei Bobrovsky go to his destination of … Continue reading

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