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New York Weekend Roundup: Knicks and Rangers win, Amare Stoudemire Is Perfect, and Mike Rupp is Traded

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It was a positive weekend for Madison Square Garden tenants this weekend as both the Knicks and Rangers came out on top this weekend.

But before we look at the weekend, a trade has occurred that will change the Rangers main roster going forward.

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Shutting Out the Nerves: Who is Josh Harding and Why is His Battle To Remain in the NHL So Important?

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Josh Harding is just another hockey player.  He was a second round pick by the Minnesota Wild in 2002, bounced back and forth between the team and its AHL affiliate, bouncing back and forth a few times before settling in as the team’s backup goalie.

Slowly building up a resume, he tore his ACL in 2010 and missed the entire season.  His return in 2011-12 was successful, leading to a long-term commitment to him by the Wild in the form of a 3-year $5.7 million contract.

Coming off a season where he finally won more than he lost, with a 2.62 GAA, Harding looked to build on that season after the NHL lockout, perhaps getting a chance to be the starter if the incumbent, Niklas Backstrom, got traded mid-season.

Last November, his unspectacular story would change forever. Continue reading

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NHL 2013 Season Preview: Part 1 – The Route to the Stanley Cup

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The NHL season has finally arrived…only 3 months late.  A short season allows for some crazy things to happen in the standings.  Here are my conference predictions for the East and the West.

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