At the beginning of the month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a friendly wager: If the L.A. Kings lost the Stanley Cup to the New York Rangers, Garcetti would go on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and perform "New York, New York." If the Kings won, de Blasio would have to sing an ... More >>
The Nets are out of the running for the NBA title, the Mets and Yankees are having seasons that are middling at best, and the World Cup is still a week away, so best put all of your sports fan adrenaline into rooting for the Rangers, who are up for the Stanley Cup for the first time in two decades. ... More >>
Stand-up comic Eddie Pepitone is central casting's dream: the angry, middle-aged New Yorker. You've seen him play that stereotypical, outer borough rageaholic in countless TV shows. Heck: on Conan sketches, he literally plays "angry New York guy". A cult figure in stand-up circles, Pepitone was scra ... More >>
Superheroes take on pro hockey players
The Rangers take on the Islanders
Rolling down from "The Deep"
An Islanders arena campaign ad tries to warn of the consequences of a "no" vote, by using actual footage of the team's defense dissolving.Today's Daily News features an editorial on next Monday's New York Islanders arena vote, which is notable for a couple of reasons: One, it's a rare acknowl ... More >>
The heartwarming and Photoshop-ready picture of a Vancouver pair making out during last night's post-Stanley Cup riots in Canada took over the world (and especially the internet) today. To hear him tell it, the photograph, by Getty Images stringer Rich Lam, was pure luck. "I was trying not to ... More >>
The Rangers take on the Islanders
Pride Week's a fun time to rightblogger-watch, because rightbloggers just don't know what to do about the gays. They must know straight America is losing its antipathy toward gay people -- Hell, even TGI Fridays is down with Pride. And some insist that the gay-hating stuff is behind them, too. Bu ... More >>
Can't the president catch a goddamn break these days? All the man wanted to do was enjoy a burger, maybe a hot dog with some extra salt, on this sunny holiday weekend, but some thuggish types from the Nation of Islam had to engage in aa sort of "stand-off" outside. On the opposing end? None o ... More >>
If only every day's news could start out like this. Why is the universe obsessed right now with a misspelling of our neighbors to the north, swashbuckling scalawags, and the Prince of Nottingham Forest?
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 11, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 26 A Happy Wake Ends in Tears by Michael C. D. Macdonald I was in Madison Square Garden at the Stanley Cup Playoffs when I first heard the news. With the Rangers comfortably ahead, 2-0, I turned on my tra ... More >>
The hockey season is underway, which is bad news for Islanders fans in two ways. First off, they have to watch the Islanders for another year. Second, Saturday's season opener marked owner Charles Wang's self-proclaimed deadline for final approval of his gazillion-dollar Lighthouse developmen ... More >>
Robert De Niro isn't too broken up over the closing of Ago, especially now that a new Andrew Carmellini-cheffed restaurant has opened up in its place. Locanda Verde will feature affordable rustic Italian dishes like gigantoni with shrimp meatballs, gabagool with broccoli rabe bread, and fire-roasted ... More >>
Wait, the New York Rangers are actually winning
Everyone knows who won the NHLs labor dispute. But who won last year's Stanley Cup?
Reagan leaves the building. He put a smiley face on cruelty, but at least he chose mammon over god.
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Memo to NHL: Change the Rules
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The Populist Tradition of the Stanley Cup
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They May Win the Cup, but Their Ways Leave Them Stuck In the Mud
Gretzky Fakes Out the Public in Pain Relief Power Play
The NHL'S Tame, Lame Second Season
In Which The Rangers Contemplate Whether They Are Better With Or Without The Graying Great One
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The Seventh Annual Village Voice Sportswriters Poll
The changes in the game that are turning it to slush
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