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HARD HITS: Hot starts by late signings prove one thing

For the whole summer, Mikko Rantanen couldn’t reach agreement with the Avalanche on a new contract. Like many pricey Group II free agents, the high scoring right wing remained unsigned. It didn’t matter. He waited until September 28 to sign … Continue reading

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McDavid and Draisaitl led Oilers spoil Kakko’s big day

Kaapo Kakko is all smiles as he celebrates his first career NHL goal. It came in a 4-1 loss to the Oilers. AP Photo by Bruce Bennett via Getty Images The first goal of a promising NHL career came at … Continue reading

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Kaapo Kakko scores a highlight reel first NHL goal

Late in the first period of a scoreless game between the Oilers and Rangers, Kaapo Kakko finally scored his first NHL goal. The wonderful moment came when Ryan Strome was able to make a perfect backhand pass to put the … Continue reading

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Rangers finally back from vacation to face Oilers

Believe it or not, there’s a game this afternoon for the Rangers! It feels like they took a vacation. I kid. But really, what kind of schedule is this? You have teams that played four games already while the Blueshirts … Continue reading

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NHL Draft Surprises

From Russia with love. Vasily Podkolzin goes to the @Canucks! 👏 #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/gEp3Glp1pg — NHL (@NHL) June 22, 2019 On both Day 1 and 2, there were a few surprises at the NHL Draft in Vancouver. Before getting into which … Continue reading

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Lias Andersson should play in these games

Sorry. There won’t be a recap of tonight’s 3-2 overtime loss in Edmonton. There’s no point. Speaking of which, that’s all the Rangers do these days is get one lousy point due to the lame NHL system. So, they’re now … Continue reading

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Rangers deal Spooner to Oilers for Strome

It didn’t take long for the Rangers to sour on Ryan Spooner. After only putting up two points (1-1-2) in 16 games, he was dealt to the Oilers for Ryan Strome. Spooner came over from Boston in the Rick Nash … Continue reading

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Game 5 Review: Thoughts on tough 2-1 Rangers loss to Oilers/refs, talent lacking

I know it’s a bit late. However, Saturday’s 2-1 Rangers loss to the Oilers and the refs really ticked me off. Let me preface this by saying that I rarely get on the officiating for any of my teams when … Continue reading

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Rangers pass on Wahlstrom to take Kravtsov ninth overall, trade up for K’Andre Miller and grab Nils Lundkvist in wild first round

The first round of the NHL Draft was completed Friday night in Dallas. It marked the first time they hosted one. Maybe it should be the only instance with some unruly fans booing commissioner Gary Bettman as he spoke about … Continue reading

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Nash stars in latest win extending Rangers’ streak to six in a row

It’s funny how things work out. In my last piece, I discussed how Rick Nash deserved better than the four goals he had- expressing confidence that he’ll turn it around. Low and behold, Nash was front and center in the … Continue reading

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