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Sports Will Be Back Soon… Maybe. Bobby Bonilla, Vegas Knights, Rob Manfred

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NEW YORK- NY – By this point in a normal June, we would be well into the NBA & NHL Finals and Major League Baseball would be about 60 games into the regular season. But this is no normal year. The global pandemic caused by the novel #Covid19 has shuttered the doors on most of […]

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Evolution Of American Hockey, NHL, Herb Brooks, 1980 Olympics

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BLOOMINGBURG, NY – Forty years ago today, in a sleepy little upstate New York village was the void in the schedule of the most momentous event in hockey history. Much has been written and produced commemorating the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team’s improbable run in winning the gold medal. I’m here to talk about […]

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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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Big Ben Tuesday: NHL Regular Season Wrap, NY Rangers Bright Future

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New York, NY: If you’re looking to read about the Mets’ behaving like a functional baseball team or the Yankees’ power surge, hit the bricks. We’re sticking with hockey. The playoffs are about to start and nothing beats playoff hockey. The regular season was outstanding and several high powered teams are gearing up for battle. […]

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The Puck Drops Here. Different Matt’s NHL Playoffs Preview

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NEW YORK, NY – The NHL regular season ended Saturday and we’re set to roll into hockey’s second season. It’s on to the two-month extravaganza that culminates in one team lifting Lord Stanley’s Cup as the league champions. After teams jockeyed for position over the last couple of months, the playoff match-ups are set for […]

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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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Puck Faces: NHL Trade Deadline Moves; Hayes to Hockey Siberia, Agitator Lemieux Jr

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NEW YORK, NY – The NHL  trade deadline came and went on Monday and the New York Hockey Rangers traded the players everyone expected them to trade. We knew trades were imminent when Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello were healthy scratches for Saturday’s matinee against the Devils at the garden. Later that evening we learned […]

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Big Ben NHL Bombshell: Tough Decisions At The Deadline for NY Rangers

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NEW YORK, NY – Around this time I usually think to myself, ‘Pitchers and catchers are in camp and February is almost over. Spring will be here soon!‘ Then I watch a few days of bland news stories with footage of CC covering first and speculation of which Triple-A All-Star is going to claim the Mets’ […]

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NHL Stuff, MLB Hot Stove: Yanks, Mets, Kluber, Realmuto, Machado, Thor

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NEW YORK, NY – After the Yankees lost out on Patrick Corbin (see Buddy Diaz’s piece) to Washington for six years and $130 million, the Bronx Bombers turned their attentions to Flushing, Queens.  Rumors had it that Brian Cashman and the Mets and new GM, Brodie Van Wagenen, were attempting a three-team deal that would […]

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NHL Rivals Rangers and Islanders Battle, But Who Is Better?

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NEW YORK, NY – We’re almost a quarter of the way through the NHL season and the New York Rangers certainly aren’t tanking. They went into last night’s tilt against the Brooklyn Islanders in third place in the Metropolitan Division. Above the likes of the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. The Blueshirts lost a […]

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