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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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Give Cashman Credit for Pulling Plug on Girardi

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo creditL Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Joe Girardi being fired by the Philadelphia Phillies last week has made me play revisionist history with the Yankees. I recalled ripping the Yankees for firing him after the Yankees lost in seven games to the Houston Astros in the 2017 American League Championship Series. He actually …

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Renaissance in New York Sports?

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The overachieving Boston Celtics participated in the NBA Finals on Thursday night. They are three wins away from winning championship No. 18 in franchise history after a 120-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night at Chase Center. Each of the four major …

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Warriors and Celtics Find Life Better Without Durant and Irving

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo Credit: Eric Espada/Getty Images) On June 30, 2019, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving signed with the Nets with the idea they would be participating in plenty of June games and winning many championships. They haven’t done either of that in their ill-fated three-year run with the Nets. It has been nothing …

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