Tag: Brendan Smith

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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Big Ben: Trouba Acquisition Prevent New York Rangers From Signing Panarin?

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BLUESHIRTSVILLE, NY – The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for Neal Pionk and a first round pick. While Trouba is not a superstar, he’s a top pair defenseman who excels on both ends of the ice. The trade is a big win for the Rangers, but he is a […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The Rangers Reboot Looks Promising, but Patience is Needed

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Madison Square Garden, NYC: The NHL playoffs are providing thrilling games on a nightly basis and some surprising teams are muscling their way into the final four. Meanwhile in Gotham, the New York Rangers continue to stockpile assets and position themselves to make a run at the big silver cup in the years to come. […]

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NY Rangers Save NHL From Ruin, MLB Final Four Face Off

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re a little more than a week into this NHL season and the New York Rangers finally have their first points of the season. It’s been an ugly start for the Blueshirts, who had three regulation losses  in the points in their first three games before earning an overtime win last […]

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Big Ben Whitney: Big Changes for NY Rangers; The Russians are Coming, Viggy Gone

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NY – There has been some big New York Rangers news over the past few days; Alain Vigneault is gone and they are bringing back Russian exile Ilya Kolvachuck. If you think I’m talking Rangers because I don’t want to face up to the ugly play of the Yankees, you’d be right. But still, […]

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MLB Opening Day Looming, March Madness in Full Swing, Rangers’ Smith Dilemma

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NEW YORK – With winter refusing to die, it’s hard to believe that we’re less than a week away from MLB Opening Day… March Madness has been okay and the NY Rangers have less than ten games left before they start setting themselves up for a busy draft. And they’ll also have to figure out […]

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Hey Puck Heads: NHL Hockey Trade Talk, NY Rangers Selling Off

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NEW YORK, NY – They look at the standings and see only teams in front of them. The NY Rangers are in an unfamiliar position… as sellers approaching the trade deadline. A curious announcement yesterday from the team’s brass warned fans that a lot of familiar faces and fan favorites might not be on the […]

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Puck Heads: Different Matt Talks NHL, Streaky NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – The NY Rangers went into Tuesday night’s game against the Florida Panthers looking for their fifth straight win and their ninth straight win at home. But when it was all said and done, the “Fire AV” squad were out in full force. It was a game that displayed the best and […]

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Big Ben’s Independence Day Special: Obscene NBA Contracts, Bobby Bonilla Day, NY Rangers Sign a Local Boy

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INDEPENDENCE, NY: Happy 4th everyone! And even though our president is a mean girl, internet troll, we still have much to celebrate. So enjoy it, but be careful. Especially if you’re a franchise player with a multi-year offer on the table. Too soon? What better way to celebrate America than to talk about money. There […]

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