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Big Ben: Hockey Starts to Crank it Up; New York Rangers ’94 Cup Winners vs 2020 Team

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BROADWAY, NY: Reason #9,347 hockey is better than baseball – they banged out a plan to restart the season over breakfast. No real hiccups so far. Baseball owners and players are fighting for the last few dollars like Mad Max and Immortan Joe fought for the last few gallons of gasoline. I caught Game 7 […]

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NHL Playoffs Peek: Injured Rangers Make Wild Card Hunt Interesting

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NEW YORK, NY – With 15 games to play, the New York Rangers are now only two points out of the second Wild Card slot, currently occupied by the Islanders. It has been a steady climb for the Blueshirts, who have been aided by the lackluster play of the teams around them in the standings. […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: The Virus and Noah’s Flood, the Rangers Likely Can’t Overcome Igor and Kreider Injuries

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Wuhan, China: I hope you all enjoy my last submission before I go to the bunker. Next week many of us will be dead. Except the kids. No kids are dying and hardly any are catching this virus. I’m not a religious man, but if there is some cosmic string puller up there, he probably […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Three New York Hockey Players and Their Evil Dopplegangers

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Camp Crystal Lake: There is plenty going on in the world of sports, but I’m not in the mood. Let’s do something different. Has anyone noticed a few local hockey players look like movie villains? No? Well, I’ve got three NY area players with evil cinematic dopplegangers for you. 1. Wayne Simmons/Candyman The NJ Devils […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: New York Rangers Delicate Transfer of Power from The King to The Czar

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BROADWAY, NYC – The end is near for Good King Henrik, as the NY Rangers are pulling the plug on the unsustainable three-goalie rotation. As Axl Rose once said about threesomes, “usually someone gets pissed off.” Well, here were are. The team is switching gears and turning full time to The Czar, Igor Shesterkin. With one […]

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Pucks Heads, NHL Trade Rumors, Playoff Picture

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NEW YORK, NY  – We are less than two weeks away from the NHL trade deadline, and some curious scenarios are there for consideration on the NHL landscape. Let’s look at the team in town. The New York Rangers find themselves nine points behind the Philadelphia Flyers for the second Wild Card slot in the […]

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The King & I : Rangers Call Up King’s Successor Igor Shesterkin

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NEW YORK, NY – The Rangers made the decision to call up Igor Shesterkin (Shestyorkin, until recently), their Russian net-minding phenom and heir-apparent to The King’s throne. Igor started his #NYR career with two wins, which is as good a start as one could hope for. Things got off to a shaky start in Shesterkin’s […]

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Big Ben Tuesday: Terrible Dad Jokes, Some Gerrit Cole In your Stocking

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STAMFORD, CT – My twin daughters turn 3 today! Thank you very much. Everyone says it goes by fast, but if you ask me it’s been a grind. But like my hockey league teammates with tell you, grinding is what I do. So it’s all good. But one thing that has not survived intact is […]

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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: 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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