Tag: John Tortorella

Big Ben Tuesday: Wide Open NHL Playoffs, Yankees All-Star DL Lineup

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TAMPA BAY, FL – You thought your NCAA bracket was busted, how’s your NHL bracket looking? The top teams are getting knocked off like Yankees regulars and the NHL playoffs are wide pucking open. The top two teams are out. The two teams with the next best records, the Caps and Bruins, are going to […]

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NHL Playoffs: Bourbon, Cross-Checks, Beards, Babes and Blood

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – As many of you know, bourbon is my drink of choice and hockey is my drug of choice. I overdosed on both yesterday as I watched the NHL Playoffs  from three in the afternoon until early Sunday morning. As I watched the best sport on the planet I came away with a […]

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Sports Headlines You Need To Know! Vikings, Cespedes, Costner, Ionescu

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NEW YORK, NY –  Okay, so you need some cocktail party fodder for your Spring Is Here parties? Here are the Sports Headlines You Need To Know. WHAT THE F___!: Some guy I’ve never heard of just signed a 4-year, $64,000,000.00 contract extension with Angry Ward’s Minnesota Vikings. Apparently, Adam Thielen is two-time Pro Bowl […]

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Puck Faces & Baseball Heads: NY Rangers Round-Up & Spring Training Stuff!

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Okay, so the MLB Spring Training part of this (at the end) got outworked in the corner by the NY Rangers stuff but maybe it got you in here. Hey, it’s Sweeps Week and you need to broaden your sports horizons. That said… The NY Rangers are currently in the midst […]

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Ronan Nelson Saves NY Sports Fans with NHL & Washington Capitals? Check It Out

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WASHINGTON DC (by way of San Diego) — Hello Mattsville and MeetTheMatts.com fans! Welcome to some non-New York-related sports opinion writing – you’re welcome, Mets fans… I’m a regular on Rugby Wrap Up, so bear with me as I venture into this new arena of the sportsdom. With that, I want to talk hockey, specifically […]

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Fela Kuti, Buffalo Tommy Perez, Baylor University Lawsuit, John Tortorella’s Sick Dog

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EL BRONX, EL BARRIO – Parked the car and and grabbed my phone and saw the bat Matt signal ominously lighting up Mattville. The MTM signal fittingly is a text because “We ain’t rich!” What did the alert our fearless leader read? “Thanks for pitch hitting tomorrow.” Well, I actually wanted to be Pinch-Hit Matt, […]

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Hockey Beat: Rangers Rise, Isles Slide, Devils Suck

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN – Let’s hit the Hockey Beat… It’s been an up and down start for the Rangers. Right now they are on the outside looking in, sitting in fourth place in the Metro (the division, not the subway). The Blueshirts haven’t been able to string the wins together. Some of that has to […]

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Rangers Finally Win a Game

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Madison Square Garden – After giving up 17 goals in their previous three games, the Rangers finally managed to pick up two points last night. The win came in a shootout against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team that would struggle to make the playoffs in an over-50 men’s rec league. An embarrassing 6-3 home shellacking […]

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Ranger Blues: Here We Go Again?

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Madison Square Garden – Is anyone else getting that sinking feeling? It’s tough to be optimistic after the egg the Rangers laid in Montreal Tuesday night. The capitulation was made possible by some really stupid penalties from some usual suspects and some unusually suspect net-minding from the King of New York. It only took about […]

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Rangers Playoffs Picture Taking Shape: Great Gazoo Marty St Louis to Rescue?

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1 PENN PLAZA, NYC – The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are right around the corner and the Rangers Playoffs Picture (we’re leaving the possessive “s” off for SEO purposes) is taking shape. The Bruins, Penguins, Habs and Lightning have all clinched playoff berths in the East. The Rangers are holding onto second place in the Metro Division, playing […]

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