Stu Hackel

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  • 14 years ago

    The game clock hadn't expired last Monday, but the Devils were already throwing their equipment in the air and embracing one another. The Stanley Cup was theirs and, with a dull thud, the book closed on the NHL season. The Finals eventually became...

  • 14 years ago

    Two years ago, Glen Sather watched from his box overlooking Madison Square Garden's ice while the defense-first New Jersey Devils frustrated his New York Rangers. "Does it bother you that the type of offensive hockey you love, the type that won St...

  • 15 years ago

    "Do you believe in miracles?" Al Michaels yelled from Lake Placid over national TV in 1980, and 22 years later, that phrase still recalls the single most moving event in American sports history: the U.S. hockey team's victory over the powerhouse S...

  • 15 years ago

    We normally reserve early December for the annual "What's wrong with the Rangers?" story. But "normal" vanished a few months ago, and that even extends to our town's hockey team. This year we're wondering, "What's right with the Rangers?" This is ...

  • 15 years ago

    The Parent Trap Let's forget—just for a moment—that multiple-concussion victim Eric Lindros is perhaps an accident waiting to happen. Let's also forget that, once again, the Rangers may be jettisoning young talent for a superstar passing...

  • 16 years ago

    The arena had been warm, the dressing room was warmer, and Devils goalie Martin Brodeur—now dressed in a well-tailored suit—stood damp-faced before hot TV lights and a swarm of microphones. For 10 minutes following New Jersey's solid Gam...


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