Tag Archives: Patrik Laine

HARD HITS: Tkachuk blockbuster trade involving Huberdeau a rarity, the uncomfortable direction the NHL is headed

Once the first domino fell when Johnny Gaudreau left Calgary for Columbus by taking less money to uproot his family back to the States, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Matthew Tkachuk would not remain a Calgary Flame. … Continue reading

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Rangers suffer disappointing setback to Blue Jackets, Fox leaves game with injury

Sometimes, you don’t have it. For some reason, the Rangers didn’t in losing to the bottom feeder Blue Jackets 5-3 at Columbus last night. The loss certainly was disappointing. They let an early two-goal lead turn into a two-goal deficit … Continue reading

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Hughes, Bratt continue to shine as Devils beat Blue Jackets

Despite the fact I was going to my first home game in a few weeks last night, I was not really looking forward to it, partly for reasons discussed in my last blog so I won’t rehash it too much … Continue reading

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No treat for Devils fans against Columbus

In our post-relevant era, few teams have given us more fits than the Columbus Blue Jackets, who we’ve gone just 5-14-1 against since the end of the 2014-15 season. Of course we haven’t played the Blue Jackets in nearly twenty … Continue reading

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Kreider’s pair of power play goals and Fox’s amazing passing on display in Shesterkin shutout of the Blue Jackets, Lafreniere responds

To our city's heroes: This one's for you.#NYR | @NorthwellHealth pic.twitter.com/zDxPZUbMz9 — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 29, 2021 After three days off, they came ready to play. Although the start favored the visitors, it was a Rangers Night at … 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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As Blueshirts get ready to take Lafreniere, a flurry of activity is coming

On a nice autumn day in NYC, the NHL Draft takes place remotely in October. Normally, Oct. 6 would be a hockey night that kicks off a new season. Such is quarantine life during a pandemic that saw a great … 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: 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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