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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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A hint of what’s to come

On the official first day of school for most people, the first sneak peek of what’s to come was on display at the Rangers practice facility. A little Vitali Kravtsov action at @NYRangers rookie camp. #NYR pic.twitter.com/saBLvbVLZZ — MSG Networks … Continue reading

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September is almost here! So is hockey.

It’s a wonderful Saturday morning in the land of the forgotten borough of Staten Island in the Big Apple. I drove around past Richmond Town to my favorite old bagel spot that I used to frequent some 26 years ago … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: How to spice up the NHL offseason

Let’s be honest. The NHL offseason has become boring and predictable. All the action takes place in the week leading up to July 1, which is basically the only day in free agency that’s hectic. It reminds me of that … Continue reading

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Buchnevich and Trouba file for arbitration as hockey offseason cools off

Yesterday, Pavel Buchnevich and Jacob Trouba filed for salary arbitration. It’s not exciting news for the Rangers. They still have four unsigned Group II free agents including Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux. Neither of which were arbitration eligible. After signing … 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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Blue Jackets put Lightning on brink, Islanders own Crosby Pens, Stone’s hat trick leads Golden Knights

Day Five had a couple of shockers along with a big road win and a remarkable performance. Two teams were put on the brink in the East. One heavy favorite and one proven winner. The Islanders continued their Pens mastery … Continue reading

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Umm Lightning?!?! The Trotz Isles and awful officiating

Night Three is in the books. It could be one to remember for a couple of reasons. Let’s highlight why. A.The Lightning were blown out 5-1 by a more determined Blue Jackets in a shocking Game Two. They’re in trouble. … Continue reading

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A friendly Zucc reminder

Mats Zuccarello scored the game-winner for the Stars in their 3-2 win over the Predators in Game One tonight. I seem to remember seeing this kind of enthusiasm from Zucc following goals like this one. GET HYPE, @zuccarello36! #GoStars pic.twitter.com/QYENlNNn5P … Continue reading

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A Lost Weekend for Blueshirts on Vic Hadfield Night

All Photos courtesy New York Rangers via Twitter. It was a weekend to forget for the Blueshirts. First, they continued their road woes by being so uncompetitive in an all too predictable 5-2 loss at the House of Horrors up … Continue reading

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