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Standing Pat Can’t Be Plan B for Lamoriello

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello’s mandate was to improve this team as quickly as possible. Free agency would have served as a way to achieve his objective. It would have made Islanders fans feel good that he has his eye on the prize of making this team …

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Let’s Appreciate Lightning for Their Accomplishments

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) This can’t be easy for any New York hockey fan to say. Certainly for me after watching my Islanders get denied by the Tampa Bay Lightning of the Stanley Cup Final twice in the last two seasons. It will always hurt no matter what. I understand the …

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Lightning Show Rangers How it’s Done

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The Rangers and their Johnny-come-lately fans can go celebrate their moral victory against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason. Too bad there won’t be a banner for that up in the Madison Square Garden rafters. The Lightning and their passionate fans can …

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In Moment of Truth, Rangers Stars Play Like Stars

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) If any Rangers fan wondered why they haven’t seen their team hoist the Stanley Cup since 1994, it’s because their best players never came through in a big moment in the playoffs. Their core players never had the goods to get it done, especially Henrik Lundqvist in …

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