Tag: Artemi Panarin

Big Ben: Hockey Starts to Crank it Up; New York Rangers ’94 Cup Winners vs 2020 Team

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BROADWAY, NY: Reason #9,347 hockey is better than baseball – they banged out a plan to restart the season over breakfast. No real hiccups so far. Baseball owners and players are fighting for the last few dollars like Mad Max and Immortan Joe fought for the last few gallons of gasoline. I caught Game 7 […]

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NHL Playoffs Peek: Injured Rangers Make Wild Card Hunt Interesting

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NEW YORK, NY – With 15 games to play, the New York Rangers are now only two points out of the second Wild Card slot, currently occupied by the Islanders. It has been a steady climb for the Blueshirts, who have been aided by the lackluster play of the teams around them in the standings. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Three New York Hockey Players and Their Evil Dopplegangers

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Camp Crystal Lake: There is plenty going on in the world of sports, but I’m not in the mood. Let’s do something different. Has anyone noticed a few local hockey players look like movie villains? No? Well, I’ve got three NY area players with evil cinematic dopplegangers for you. 1. Wayne Simmons/Candyman The NJ Devils […]

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Big Ben Whitney: The Yankees Sweep, Poor Situational Hitting, Odell in Hell

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SWEEPSVILLE, NYC: The Browns vs Niners game was brutal, so I stuck with baseball. I thought you said these weren’t the same old Twins?  Seven runs in three games – I think they’re quite similar. The New York Yankees just  finished off the sweep. I’m going to start typing and see what happens. Let’s make […]

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NHL Training Camp: Hope Springs for Blueshirts Nation. PLUS: Fan IQ Sport Quiz

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NEW YORK, NY – The New York Rangers training camp opened yesterday as the new NHL season approaches. The Blueshirts signaled their intentions to rebuild a year and a half ago. This summer they made it clear that the (current) rebuild is over by signing marquis free agent Artemi Panarin and defenseman Jacob Trouba, shelling […]

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Rangers Jettison Shatty as Rebuild (Sort Of) Ends. Kevin Shattenkirk Era Ends

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NEW YORK, NY – It was a great story when it happened. The star defenseman on the free agent market was leaving money on the table to play for the team he grew up rooting for in his home town. But after just two disappointing seasons, the Kevin Shattenkirk era on Broadway is over. The […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Kinks in the Pinstriped Armor, the Mets Cuckhold Stroman

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Bronx, NY: Only a few weeks ago I said the New York Yankees don’t really need a starting pitcher as badly as everyone thinks. A few weeks before that I said the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing Artermi Panarin. Yup, it’s been a summer of steaming hot takes for […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Five Bold-ish Predictions for the Rest of the Year – Yankees, Rangers, Giants, Pelicans, Blues

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Prescient City, USA: A few weeks ago I predicted the NY Rangers trade for Jacob Trouba would prevent them from signing a big free agent like Artermi Panarin because of salary cap ramifications. Yeah, just a bit outside with that one. But I’m not one to waddle in misery, so let’s get off the mat […]

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Big Ben: NYC Free Agent Moves; Rangers Bag Big One, Knicks Come Up Empty, Nets Feast

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MSG, NYC – The New York Knicks failed to land a big fish in free agency and settled for a bunch of guppies. After trading Kristaps Porzingis and clearing a bunch of cap space for two max players, they came up empty. On the other side of the arena, the New York Rangers were able […]

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NHL Free Agency: Artemi Panarin Suitors, Repercussions, Zuc

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NEW YORK, NY – With NHL Free Agency starting Monday, Rangers fans are wondering whether the Blueshirts will land a Blue Jacket… Artemi Panarin. The 27-year-old forward is one of the top free agents on the market and has plenty of suitors. The Broadway Blues are in the mix but they’re not the favorites. The […]

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