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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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Rock Raines Finally Gets His Due, Rangers Try to Right the Ship

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NEW YORK, NY – In his final year of eligibility, Tim “Rock” Raines was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time coming for Raines, who batted .294 and stole over 800 bases in his 23 season MLB career. Raines had been getting closer and closer in recent years; missing by […]

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Puck Face Different Matt Stalks NY Rangers, NHL Road Warriors

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BRONX, NY – Happy New Year, Mattsville. I’m back with another Rangers update. The Blueshirts have sputtered a bit at home, but they’ve found their road form of late. During the holiday period they won big road games in Phoenix and Denver. They came home and laid an egg against DJ Eberle’s Buffalo Bills Sabres, […]

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NHL and NHL: Blueshirts Sputter and Philly Hands Jints a Giant Loss Last Night

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NEW YORK, NY – Last night the Giants had a chance to book their ticket to the postseason and make the Cowboys sweat a little heading into their last two games of the season. All they had to do was beat the Buddy Diaz’s lowly Philadelphia Eagles. But before the Philly faithful were finished booing […]

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NY Rangers, NY Giants Fight Injury Bug, Jets Mail It In, Hot Stove Leftovers

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FLIN FLON, MANITOBA – I think I wrote a column when I didn’t necessarily have to which is worse than forgetting you got a colonoscopy last week and getting another one this week. But that’s life in Mattville and here are some nuggets for you to gnaw on re:┬áNY Rangers, NY Giants Fight Injury Bug, […]

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Thanksgiving Sports Overload of Jets, Fitzpatrick, Dak Prescott, NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Thanksgiving went just as expected. I ate too much and watched too much football. In the early game Detroit eked out a big division win against the Vikings. Then the Cowboys made quick work of the Redskins. It’s a shame that the the Cowboys are this good. Dak Prescott has played […]

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Tuesday’s Shocker Leaves Us Reeling

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FLIN FLON, MANITOBA – It’s been a slow news week. Not much to talk about other than Tuesday night’s shocking result. It remains to be seen what ramifications this result will have for North America and the world going forward.I’m talking, of course, about the Rangers’ 5-3 home loss to the struggling Vancouver Canucks at […]

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