Tag: NHL Playoffs

Sports Rain Man Rants: NHL Playoffs, Winnipeg Jets, NBA Playoffs, LeBron’s Help

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – For a guy not working, this has been a very busy week. I did find time to watch a little sports and ESPN of course. That afforded me the opportunity to find material for today’s article. Therefore, this week’s piece will feature the usual Song of the Week, followed by […]

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NHL Playoffs: NHL Conspiracy vs Boston Bruins?

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MARLBORO, NY – Losing sucks. It just does. Whenever involved in competitive endeavors, I want to win badly. Sometimes the other team is better than you on a given day and sometimes things just don’t bounce your way. At other times, on-field officials determine the outcome of a game and leave you perplexed and frustrated. […]

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NHL Playoffs Underway. Pix, News, Notes and Puck Faces

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NEW YORK, NY – It’s been an interesting first week and change for Hockey’s second season… the NHL Playoffs. Let’s have a looksie… The Vegas Golden Knights made quick work of the Los Angeles Kings in the Knights’ inaugural season in the league. Vegas finished the regular season with 109 points, easily winning the Pacific […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: No Column, But Free Booze! And Power Play Girls

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BRONX, NY – To me, there’s nothing all that compelling to write about. Ben Whitney handled the Mets and Yanks current status earlier today. The NHL playoffs died for me after the Caps/Pens series ended. Seriously, who cares about Nashville, Anaheim or Ottawa? And no one outside of Western Pennsylvania can want to see the Penguins […]

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Sunday Sports Page: New York Mets, New York Rangers, NBA Playoffs, Derek Jeter

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MARLBORO, NY– Lacking pomp and circumstance, let’s get to today’s sports topics of discussion… “Why does God hate the Mets?“ the New York Post front page recently asked.  The answer is a layup. It’s as easy as connecting the dots leading from the Wilpons to Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff. Karma is indeed a bitch with yet another […]

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Grinding Ax Friday: Big Balls, Ranger Falls, LaVar Ball, Romo vs Cutler

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NOTE: Different Matt was out past curfew Thursday night and “went golfing” yesterday. A “migraine” and miscommunication had him AWOL at MTM HQ, so Grinding Ax Walter Hynes took the ball on no rest, after flying in from Des Moines. FREEHOLD, NJ – Are you a serious baller? If you think you are or aspire to […]

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Glug, Glug, Glug: Mets Ship Sinking, Rangers, Yanks Predators Chugging

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MARLBORO, NY – It was on this date in 1915 that a German submarine sank the Lusitania and thrust the U.S. of A. into World War I. Present day sports has me reporting in a similarly negative manner on the New York Mets, New York Yankees and the NHL Playoffs. Abandon ship! Friday night’s comeback […]

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Divine Intervention? New York Rangers Win Stanley Cup!

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JERUSALEM – Sunday School is now in session! Well, sort of. This will be a bit of a Biblical narrative associated with the New York Rangers pathway to Lord Stanley’s Cup. Sure, Moses used a staff – not a hockey stick – as I would have preferred, to part the Red Sea while leading the […]

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NHL Playoffs: Referees Gone Bad, Canadiens Conspiracy? Rangers Win

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MARLBORO, NY – Do you remember way back to your childhood at the exact time when you thought professional wrestling was real? You were upset that the good guy was being beaten by some illegal form of chicanery by the villain, who was hiding a pair of brass knuckles – or the like  – from the […]

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Grinding Ax Walter Hynes: Rick Nash, Eli Manning Are Frauds

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“Rick Nash has not convinced me that he has the gumption to push the Rangers offense over the finish line.“ -Grinding Ax Walter Hynes PENN STATION, NY –  As I celebrate Year Fifty as a Blueshirts fan, I anguish over the history of this franchise. The numbers suggest that this quinquagenarian may not see another Stanley Cup raised at the Worlds Most Famous Arena!   Who […]

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