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A Dynamic Duo to Envy: Steven Stamkos & Nikita Kucherov

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Raise your hand if you predicted the team leading the NHL over a month into the season would be one from Florida. After missing out on the playoffs last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a fast and furious start. They currently sit atop the NHL standings with a record of 14-2-2. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy leads the league …

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Duchene Gets His Trade

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Prior to the NHL preseason in September, Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene made it clear that he no longer wanted to be a part of the Denver-based hockey club mainly due to the fact he wouldn’t get a chance to fight for the Stanley Cup. Well, his wish finally came true on Sunday evening when the Avalanche dropped a bombshell …

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What Is Wrong With the Rangers?

In Hockey by Aly Riley Comments

We are twelve games into the 2017-18 NHL season and we’ve had quite a few surprises already! ┬áThe Vegas Golden Knights are shocking the entire hockey community in their inaugural season by having fourteen points, which is good for second place in the Pacific Division. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all, however, is how poorly the New York Rangers are …

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New York Rangers Struggle Early

In Hockey by Aly Riley

Following his team’s round two loss in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton knew he had to make some serious moves in order for his team to reach the elusive Stanley Cup finals. After acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, re-signing defenseman Brendan Smith, as well as buying out the contract of Dan Girardi and trading …

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NHL Center Mike Fisher Retires

In Hockey by Aly Riley

Class, poise, excellence, and charisma are some words used to describe Nashville Predators center and captain Mike Fisher. He has been one of the very best to play in the NHL with his strong forecheck, leadership, and smarts both on and off the ice. Sadly, it is officially the end of an era as the 37-year-old decided to hang up …

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NY Rangers Re-Sign Zibanejad

In Hockey by Aly Riley

With the loss of center Derek Stepan via trade earlier this summer, the New York Rangers wanted to clear up cap space and have the ability to sign key players long term to aid in upcoming seasons. That certainly paid off as the team re-signed Mika Zibanejad on Tuesday morning to a five-year deal worth $5.3 million annually. Zibanejad was …

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NY Rangers Hire Lindy Ruff

In Hockey by Aly Riley

In order to make a push towards winning the Stanley Cup next season, the New York Rangers decided to make some coaching changes in addition to player and roster moves. On Monday afternoon, the team formally announced the hiring of Lindy Ruff as an assistant coach to Alain Vigneault, replacing Jeff Beukeboom, who was dismissed from his duties a few …

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Defenseman Kevin Klein Retires

In Hockey by Aly Riley

The New York Rangers have been looking to add some key new pieces to their lineup in hopes of reaching their ultimate goal of lifting Lord Stanley at the end of next season. ┬áThe team will now be able to add some more depth to their roster. On Friday morning, defenseman Kevin Klein announced his retirement from the NHL, and …

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Stanley Cup Champs Leave Pittsburgh

In Hockey by Aly Riley

With the NHL free agency period officially underway, many teams will be on the hunt for their missing pieces to add depth, heart, and passion to the core of their lineup. In fact, it may even mean taking a couple of champions away from their home. Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz, who won the Stanley Cup with the …

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New York Rangers Make A Splash

In Hockey by Aly Riley

With defenseman Dan Girardi’s long awaited buyout by the New York Rangers, the team was on the hunt for a young, quality, and strong defenseman that could propel the team to their utmost potential. Well, that fantasy became reality as the Blueshirts signed defenseman, Kevin Shattenkirk, on Saturday afternoon to a four-year deal worth $26.6 million. The New Rochelle, New …