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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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Islanders put Penguins on the brink, Connor’s goal in triple overtime eliminates Oilers, goalies shine including a memorable playoff debut for Cats’ Spencer Knight

These playoffs have been electric. It is only the first round yet there are so many cool storylines. From the magnificent playoff debut of 20-year old Spencer Knight to backstop the Cats to a 4-1 win in Game Five to … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Blue Jackets trade of Dubois to Winnipeg involving Laine is a 2016 Draft redux

Getty Images It was only five years ago (really four and a half) that following top pick Auston Matthews to the Leafs, Patrik Laine went second to Winnipeg and Pierre-Luc Dubois went third to the Blue Jackets. That top three … Continue reading

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Game #55 Shesterkin survives injury scare to make NHL history in 4-1 win at Winnipeg, Kreider pumps in two more goals to increase value, hearts with Jay Bouwmeester

The Rangers celebrate a Chris Kreider power play goal that made it 2-0 end route to a 4-1 statement win at the Jets in Winnipeg. AP Photo credit New York Rangers via Getty Images The Rangers went into Winnipeg and … Continue reading

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Trouba and Lemieux return to Winnipeg, Shesterkin gets his first road test as Jets honor the past

Tonight at 8 PM, the Rangers kick off a three-game road trip at Winnipeg. Having rebounded from a dismal effort in a disappointing 3-2 loss to the Sabres with a 4-1 home win over the woeful Kings, the Blueshirts step … 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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Sunday stuff that’s bugging me about Rangers

It’s a yucky day outside. On a football Sunday, the Rangers play host to the Bruins tonight. While an Original Six match up between classic rivals is always nice for the fans to take in, there are some things that … Continue reading

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Opening Nightmare

  I really didn’t want to have to rantpost again, not this season and especially not after tonight. Honestly I don’t even know how much my heart is in a rantpost at this point. Last year was embarassing enough as … Continue reading

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Howden’s goal gives Rangers first win over Jets in wild one

Mika Zibanejad celebrates a goal in a nice comeback 6-4 Rangers win over the Jets in a crazy home opener. AP Photo by Adam Hunger via Getty Images This one was crazy. It felt like a baseball game with home … Continue reading

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How Trouba fell into Gorton’s lap

It never made any sense from the beginning. When the Rangers announced the trade last night for Jacob Trouba, the return the Winnipeg Jets got was for a better description, severely lacking. So, how did they only wind up with … Continue reading

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