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Big Ben’s Thanksgiving Guests: Pat Shurmur, Colin Kaepernick, Derek Jeter, John Sterling, Greg McKegg

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STAMFORD, CT – My wife decided at the last minute to take our nearly 3-year old twins to her parents’ house in Michigan. I am unable to go, sadly, but good luck on the plane, Honey. Like Daniel Jones after his umpteenth straight loss, I am undeterred and determined to have a killer Thanksgiving on […]

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NY Rangers Sputter and Beltran Becomes Boss

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NEW YORK, NY  – The Rangers are playing some tremendously mediocre hockey right now. If you’re a betting person, you should always bet the over with them. Every game will probably end 7-4. Whether they win or lose depends on the night and who they’re playing. Most games will end in a loss. The Broadway […]

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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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September Sports: MLB Playoffs Races, NFL Hopes, Hockey Heating Up?

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NEW YORK, NY – This weekend brings the unofficial end of summer. The kids will be back to school after the Labor Day Weekend. The days will get shorter and cooler. And we’ll be entering the best time of year for sports. Baseball is sprinting towards the playoffs as the final month of the regular […]

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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: 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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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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