Metropolitan Division

The Kekalainen Way

Last spring, I met and interviewed Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager (GM) Jarmo Kekalainen as part of a two-part story on one of the most brilliant talent evaluators and development gurus in the history of ...

Defensive Miscues Send Rangers to Another Defeat

NEW YORK – First the Rangers lost the lead. Then they lost their confidence. Then they lost the game. A third-period meltdown did them in; just two nights after the Maple Leafs scored five goals in a span of...

Photo Gallery: Ducks vs Flyers (10/14/2014)

The visiting Anaheim Ducks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 4-3, in a shootout victory. The Flyers continue searching for their first win of the season while the Ducks extend their winning streak ...

The Kids Are Alright

Just when, for the first time, hope didn’t just appear to spring eternal, it appeared justified, the Columbus Blue Jackets were beset with a rash of injuries as well as a contract holdout from its first-line ce...

Home Opener Nightmare for Rangers

NEW YORK – They streamed into the building, 18,006 of them, with more than the normal amount of anticipation for the home opener. After last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Final, it isn’t just hope that permeate...

Photo Gallery: Hurricanes @ Islanders (10/12/14)

The New York Islanders were victorious Saturday night, winning their final "Home Opener" at the Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum against the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3.  With Saturday's win, the Islanders swep...
John Tavares waits for the puck drop.(Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey)

Isles Home Opener Provides Electric Excitement

NY Islanders take the ice for the home opener against the Carolina Hurricanes. (Brandon Titus/Inside Hockey) The sell-out crowd created an electric atmosphere at the team's last home opener at the Nassau Co...

Rangers Trump Blues in St. Louis

The first game of the season for the New York Rangers took place last night in St. Louis, Missouri, against the rising Blues team. In past years, St. Louis hasn't been the most successful team. However, with ma...