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Different Matt is our cunning Cornell grad/rugby player. "Diff" joined us just after the switch from being "Mets only" to an all-sports stop. He's a Yankee fan; thus he was "different." Aside from the Yanks, he's a diehard NY Giants, NY Rangers and NY Knicks fan. He also likes long walks on the beach and cappuccinos and nearly died in Las Vegas.

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NHL Report: Penguins Screw Predators, Crosby Wins Cup Again, NY Rangers Jettison Dead Weight

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NEW YORK, NY – The Pittsburgh Penguins are Stanley Cup Champions again, thanks to the refs handing them a game six victory. The Predators had a good goal disallowed because of an early and errant whistle in the second period. The game was knotted at zero until the Penguins scored with a minute left in […]

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NBA and NHL Finals: Same Old Story for Steph, Sid and LeBron

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NEW YORK, NY – The California Golden State Warriors blew out LeBron James and the Cavaliers of Cleveland, Ohio last night in game 1 of the NBA Finals. I don’t care. It’s a repeat of last year’s finals. There may be a different result than last year but it seems like nobody is interested. I’m […]

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NHL Conference Finals in Full Swing, Knicks Find New Ways to Lose

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FLIN FLON SAKATCHEWAN – We’ve got a couple of good conference finals in the NHL going on right now. The Ottawa Senators hold a 2-1 lead in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins after Wednesday’s 5-1 rout. The Senators are picking up where they left off against the Rangers with stout defensive play, good goaltending, […]

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Round 2 NHL Playoffs: Rangers Head North, Pens and Caps Wronged

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OTTAWA, CANADA – The NY Rangers started their second round NHL Playoffs series against the Ottawa Senators last night with a chippy 2-1 loss in Canada’s capital. Henrik Lundqvist was sharp early in goal. He made a number of fantastic saves but a bunch of bad Rangers penalties and a bad angle goal late on by Erik […]

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NHL Playoffs: Road Warrior NY Rangers Draw First Blood. Plus Hot Hockey Fans

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s finally here. The regular season is over and the NHL playoffs started Wednesday night and the New York Rangers got off to a flying start. The Blueshirts shut out Les Habitants in a raucous Bell Centre (Canadian Spelling) to take a 1-0 series lead. It wasn’t the best game the […]

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NHL Heats Up: Hot Hockey Girls, Rangers Hopeful, Playoffs Preview

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re getting down to it. Its the penultimate weekend of the NHL regular season and there are still a few things to play for. Locally, the New York Hockey Rangers clinched their playoff berth earlier this week. It was a rough West Coast swing for the Blueshirts. After missing eight games […]

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Busted Bracket Blues? Hockey Has What You Need… or Matt Harvey

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NEW YORK, NY – Let’s face it; you should be watching the NHL right now. By Monday your March Madness bracket will be in tatters and you’ll be watching terrible college basketball for another few weeks, with no skin in the game. Kansas is going to win it all… Professional basketball around these parts is […]

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NHL Trade Deadline: NY Rangers Bolster Blueline for Playoff Push

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NEW YORK, NY – The NHL Trade Deadline came and went and the NY Rangers made a splash. It wasn’t a huge, apocalyptic, Yandle-for-Duclair-and-a-First-Round-Pick kind of splash, but a splash nonetheless. GM Gorton finally picked up another defenseman; Brendan Smith was acquired from the Detroit (pronounced DEE-troit) Red Wings in exchange for a second round […]

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NY Rangers Keep Pace Despite Isles, Mets and Yanks Upbeat

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NEW YORK, NY – The NY Rangers have been playing well of late, last night’s capitulation to the hated Islanders aside. They’ve been keeping pace with the Penguins and Blue Jackets. They’re safe in the first Wild Card slot for now, which would put them on a collision course with Les Canadiens de Montreal in […]

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Thoughts on Sunday’s Big Game, Cheerleaders, Yanks, Mets, Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s a spectacle every year and this year will be no different. The Big Game is here. I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ game against the Calgary Flames at the Garden this Sunday. The Rangers are coming off of a rough stretch of games. After getting busted up by the […]

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