Tag: Marc Staal

Big Ben: Scary Post-Halloween Sports Figures; Dave Gettleman, Sam Darnold, Brian Cashman, AJ Hinch, Mark Staal, Hank Lundqvist

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STAMFORD, CT – This Halloween we took our daughters to a “Trunk or Treat” event instead of going door-to-door like the old days. For those unfamiliar, a bunch of cars park in a parking lot and adorn their trunks with Halloween decorations. The kids just go trick or treating from car to car. It was […]

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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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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 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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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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NBA and NHL Finals: Same Old Story for Steph, Sid and LeBron

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NEW YORK, NY – The California Golden State Warriors blew out LeBron James and the Cavaliers of Cleveland, Ohio last night in game 1 of the NBA Finals. I don’t care. It’s a repeat of last year’s finals. There may be a different result than last year but it seems like nobody is interested. I’m […]

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: Islanders Win, Rangers Lose, The King & Eye

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NEW YORK, NY – The Stanley Cup Playoffs got under way Wednesday night, as the Rangers went to work in Pittsburgh without some key pieces. Ryan McDonagh is still out of the lineup after taking a puck off of his hand last week. This leaves the Rangers’ short on the blue line in a series […]

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Cheesy Bruin: Stanley Cup Contenders and NY Rangers

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MOOSEJAW, SASKATCHEWAN – On Friday, Broadway Blues lover and world traveler Different Matt encapsulated the Blueshirts stretch run to the playoffs. Today, I’m here as a Boston Bruins fan to drop the gloves re the New York Rangers Chances as Stanley Cup Contenders. Time… Tick, Tick, Tick. It’s already been twenty-two years since the Rangers sweated […]

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NHL Playoffs, NHL Trade Deadline, Rangers Chatter

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NEW YORK, NY – Now that I’m back from my work trip to the modern adult playground in the ancient desert that is Dubai, I can get back to focusing on hockey. And it looks like I came home just in time. Dubai was fun but I’m happy to be home following hockey. The Rangers approach […]

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