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Should The Rangers Re-sign Brendan Smith?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Rangers have one of the youngest teams in hockey and their defensive core is very young and inexperienced. The 34-year-old defenseman Jack Johnson, who signed a one-year contract with the Rangers this past offseason, is the oldest on the team. However, on March 9 he suffered a sports hernia injury, which required season-ending surgery. So Brendan Smith, who served as a healthy scratch for the start of the season, got his turn to lead the young core. Brendan Smith’s offense has been very solid this season, registering a career-high in goals (5). Besides scoring goals,...

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Nassau Coliseum: The Best Home-Ice Advantage In The NHL

Reading Time: 3 minutesNassau Coliseum: home to the New York Islanders since 1972. “The Barn,” as referred to by Islanders fans, is a very unique arena. It happens to be one of the smallest arenas in the NHL, only holding 14,500 people. Although it is very small, it happens to be the loudest. The fans give the Islanders the ultimate feeling of “home-ice advantage” as Nassau Coliseum is always rocking during a game. With constant chants, taunting, and singing: let’s evaluate how beneficial it is for the Islanders to play at the Coliseum.  Regardless if the fans are present...

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What is Next for the Rangers after the David Quinn Firing?

Reading Time: 3 minutesDisastrous head coach David Quinn was relieved from his duties following a lot of speculation about what the Rangers would do. He owned a record of 96-87-25 over his three seasons with the Rangers, which included one “postseason” experience where they got swept in the first round of the COVID bubble by the Hurricanes. Now, looking at this record you may be thinking he is not that bad. However, he tends to strategize his lines poorly. Quinn liked to change his line pairs continuously which led to a lack of development in chemistry between some players....

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

Reading Time: 6 minutesSeries: New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins  Prediction: Pittsburgh wins series in 6 games   The first-round rematch from 2019 will pin two heavy-hitting teams against each other. Both these sides have a pretty good amount of playoff experience as each team has made postseason play the last three seasons. The Islanders are a team that likes to grind out games and keep the score low as they allowed just 128 goals this season (2nd in the league) and are very good at controlling tempo and pace of play. However, they struggled to score at various...

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Tom Wilson: The Ultimate Goon

Reading Time: 2 minutesHe does it again folks! Tom Wilson just made another highlight-reel play, but not in a good way. Wilson is known to be the dirtiest player in the league after countless cheap shots and hits from behind. But his play against the Rangers on Monday might just be the best one yet. After the play was over, Pavel Buchnevich lightly tapped Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek. Tom Wilson was clearly unhappy with that, so he decided to take action. No, he did not get into a verbal disagreement or shoving match. Instead, he did something that could...

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