Tag: NHL Playoffs

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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Hockey Pucks, Don Rickles, Brad Marchand, NHL Playoffs, Women’s Ice Hockey

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MARLBORO, NY – This week we lost one of comedy’s most colorful characters in Don Rickles. You knew you were an entertainment icon if this guy roasted you with unparalleled insults. I remember some of these roasts and his many appearances on all the late-night talk shows but affectionately recall watching him in the short-lived […]

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Sunday Sports Topics: UCONN, Auriemma, MLB Opening Day, Boston Bruins, Karnowski

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MARLBORO, NY – Sometimes when you wake up inspiration is as easy as opening up the laptop and reading the day’s news items along with morning cups of black coffee, no sugar. Today’s topics without further adieu are UCONN women’s basketball, the Boston Bruins, MLB’s Opening Day, and NCAA Final Four. Any time you do […]

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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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