NYR/DET Review: King Jimmy Howard Dominates, Lundqvist Takes No Responsibility, Rangers Can’t Finish, Tough Loss, Debate & More


What’s up everyone and welcome to another blog here on BlueCollarBlueShirts.com. This will be shorter than usual, as I’m trying to plow through two books right now, Stan Fischler’s “Rangers vs Islanders” & the new Wayne Gretzky autobiography. I’m still battling this cold/bug, so my plans for the week were thrown off. I originally planned […]

NYR vs Sharks Recap: How The Rangers Win The Stanley Cup, Rangers Score More TD’s than the Jets, Vesey Notches #1, Vally vs Troutwig, Key Players Stepping Up & Much More From MSG


What’s up everyone and welcome to another blog here on BlueCollarBlueShirts.com. I wasn’t able to recap the first two games of the Rangers season due to an extremely busy work week. On top of putting in 48 hours in a 72 hour span, I also came down with some sort of cold. It’s been non-stop […]

The Saga of Tanner Glass: Why AV’s Favorite Son Should Be On The 2016-2017 New York Rangers, Shooing Away the Glass Haters, Why I Think Gerbe Hangs Around & More


“Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains within the sound of silence And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without […]

NYR/NJD 10/1 Preaseason Game 3 Thoughts: Thanks For Coming Out Hellberg, Taylor Hall, MSG Network and My Thoughts on Their Entire Staff & More From A Sloppy 5-4 Game at the Rock


What’s up everyone and welcome to what will be a shorter-than-usual blog here on BlueCollarBlueShirts.com. I was going to skip writing about this game, but since I definitely won’t be recapping Monday night’s game, due to the New York football Giants game & since I have plans for Tuesday night, I figure I’d squeeze in […]

NYR/NJD 9/29 Preseason Game 2 Thoughts: Vesey Makes MSG Debut, Bringing a Hooker to MSG, Who Makes The Team, Exclusive Notes From Behind the Bench, PP Delivers, Pirri Making A Case To Make The Team, Goalies On Point, MSG Needs To Step Up Their Beer Game & More


What’s up everyone and welcome to another blog here on BlueCollarBlueShirts.com. Tonight, I attended the Rangers vs Devils preseason game. The best thing about preseason is that you can sit bougias for really cheap. I was able to score Delta Club tickets for 75% off using the old Stubhub trick. To use a line from […]

NYR/NYI Preseason Game 1 Thoughts: NYR’s First Line Shines, The Skap is Back, Clendening Making a Case, Greedy MSG, TY NYPD/FDNY & Much More From MSG


What’s up everyone and welcome to the first game review/thoughts blog of the 2016-2017 season. Sure it’s only preseason, but what a feeling it was to walk into MSG and feel that sheet of ice. Can you believe we’re just two weeks shy of the regular season starting? Can you believe the Rangers finally beat […]

The New York Rangers 2016-2017 Preview: Where I Have Been, Thoughts on the Off-Season, What To Look For, Being Realistic About the Club in Year 90, Can Lundqvist Get His Cup, My Approach To Covering Hank This Year & Tons of Opinions About NYR


I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Miss me? I haven’t written a blog in three months. I have gotten emails and tweets asking if this blog is still alive. I had to think about that question myself. Is it worth it? If you know me from my wrestling days, I had to give up my wrestling business and website […]

World Cup of Hockey Tournament Thoughts: Team Europe vs Canada Caps Off a Disappointing Tournament, USA Hockey, Why the WCH Failed in Front of Nearly Empty Arenas, Favorite NY Rangers, IIHF vs WCH & Much More From a Degenerate Who Saw Every Game


When the World Cup of Hockey was first announced, I was not eagerly anticipating it. In fact, I wasn’t even planning on watching it, because many of the games were on at 3PM EST, a time I’m usually at the real job. However, my work schedule lightened up a bit, so I was able to […]

NHL 2016-2017 Predictions: Analyzing All 30 NHL Teams, Who Will Win The Cup, Who Makes The Playoffs & More

A 2015 repeat?

Another NHL season will be here in two weeks time, give or take, and like many fans, I like to predict who will finish where. Last year, while many of my NYR predictions came true (early exit, Lundqvist can’t carry the team to the cup, Stanley Cup window is closed) I was hit or miss […]