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Steve Silverman

Former Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: 5 NFL Draft Prospects You Can Count On For Consistency

It’s best to get rid of the ifs. In this piece, we look at five players who are most likely going to be consistent from the start of their careers to the finish.

05/07/2014

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello, right, scores past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the shootout at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Right Now Crosby Is A Liability And The Penguins Are Overrated

You see all the firepower and it’s easy to be in awe of the Penguins. But they are not infallible. In fact, they are loaded with liabilities — and the Rangers will exploit them all.

05/02/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers moves the puck around Braydon Coburn of the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period in Game 6 of the teams’ first-round playoff series on April 29, 2014 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: It’s High Time Nash Joins The Garden Party

If you think momentum is going to be a big factor in Wednesday night’s seventh game between the Rangers and the Flyers, think again.

04/30/2014

Former Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack takes part in a positional drill during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Silverman: The Big Picture — Identifying Key Contributors In Each Round Of Draft

In this piece, we’ll look at seven players — one for each round of the upcoming NFL draft — likely to leave it all on the field wherever they end up.

04/28/2014

The Rangers celebrate a goal by Dan Girardi during the second period of Game 3 of their first-round series against the Flyers in Philadelphia on April 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers May Be Winning, But Something Seems To Be Missing

The Rangers are coming off an important win in Game 3 of their series against the Flyers, but to think everything is just fine and dandy is putting the cart well ahead of the horse. The Blueshirts have work to do.

04/23/2014

Potential first-round picks Taylor Lewan (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images), Justin Gilbert (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) and Eric Ebron (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images).

Silverman: Giants GM Jerry Reese Can’t Afford To Fumble 2014 Draft

It’s one thing to demand rebound seasons from Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and Jason Pierre-Paul, but the Giants must have a powerful draft class if they are going to get back to the postseason.

04/21/2014

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal at 18:18 of the third period along with Raphael Diaz #4 (L) against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on April 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Battle With Flyers Just First Step For Much-Improved Rangers

This time, the Rangers are not burdened by an overbearing coach who specialized in wearing down his players instead of building them up.

04/16/2014

Manny Pacquiao lands a right to the head of Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Still Has The Fire Needed To Dismantle Bradley

Boxing may have become a niche sport, but getting a chance to see Manny Pacquiao in the ring is worth your time. He is one of the two most compelling figures in the sport over the last decade.

04/11/2014

Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images); Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Silverman: 2014 NFL Draft QB Class Not On Par With 1983, But Very Good

A decade or more ago, teams could go into the draft and select a player who was going to be given time to develop, particularly at the quarterback position. Those days are long gone.

04/09/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Silverman: With Tiger On Sidelines, The Masters Is Just Another Tournament

Whether you love Woods or not, golf is about 100 times more interesting when he is competing. But it is not a Major without Woods. It is merely a major, and it doesn’t quite have the juice that it did.

04/04/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Sweet Relief For St. Louis As Rangers Prepare To Make Statement

St. Louis finally got his much-awaited goal, and the relief is palpable. A good team has found its stride, and there may be many more reasons to celebrate from this point forward.

04/02/2014

Mark Sanchez (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vick-For-Sanchez May Help Jets, But It Could Ground Eagles

Kelly should understand that and he should have moved in a different direction. However, his ego is too monumental. He believes he can take an also-ran and turn him into a winning quarterback.

03/28/2014

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Silverman: Coughlin To Canton Is An Absolute No-Brainer

When Coughlin decides to call it a career, he will be able to retire peacefully, knowing that he has done his job as well or better than the greats who have preceded him. Canton will come calling for a very deserving head coach.

03/26/2014

Phil Jackson is introduced as the new president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks on March 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Knicks’ Jackson Should Abandon Coaching Eval And Hire Himself

The new team president seemingly doesn’t want to sit on the bench any longer, but he’s not going to find anybody that is going to do the job as well as he could.

03/21/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Xander Bogaerts (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Has Turned Into A Lovefest

Was it really a decade ago that Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek was throwing punches at Alex Rodriguez after the Yankees third baseman decided to open up his mouth and make threats to Bronson Arroyo after getting hit by a pitch?

03/19/2014

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