Silverman: Bobby Orr’s Legacy Remains Solid Gold 50 Years After DebutI got into hockey in a strange way during childhood. I simply had no concept of the sport when I was in second grade – no idea of its existence.
Silverman: Mariano Rivera’s Peers — Rice, Orr And JordanRivera is not just a great baseball player, he is the best at his position by a significant margin. Sure, he has peers -- just not in MLB.
Silverman: Boston-New York Kinship Has Never Been Stronger Terrorist activities don’t work against us. Blast us and we blast back. Punch us and we punch back. We are brothers and sisters and we band together. That will never change.
Hartnett: Watching Rick Nash Is Pure, Unadulterated FunRick Nash's ability to provide highlight-reel moments could soon make him the toast of New York.
Silverman: Rangers, Bruins Are Keeping The New York-Boston Rivalry Alive And WellThe Rangers-Bruins rivalry is coming back to life. After meeting twice in the first three games of the regular season, there will be one more meeting before the postseason.
Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR NightmareA large part of Bettman's role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He's failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
Hartnett: Dan Girardi, Rangers' Overdue All-StarDan Girardi is finally getting national recognition for his value to the Rangers.