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On Friday night the Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers series came to a culmination in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Needless to say, tickets were going for a pretty penny. To be rinkside? That was really going to cost you.

Good thing one super-chill bro was willing to dish out the cash necessary to get a coveted front-row seat and give this entertaining interview:

His reasoning for throwing out hundreds like candy is very sound:

"Benjamin Franklin is killin' the game!"

He was also unfazed when asked whether he knew tickets were going for as much as $19,200, and that he could have turned quite a profit:

"Yeah I know, that would have been cool, but you know what? I gotta see the Rangers win. I could have blown all that money on water. I don't really drink alcohol. It's cool."

It's cool, bro. Everything's cool.

If only the Rangers had won and we could watch the chillest bro in the game flash his bling rinkside for another series. Oh well, it's cool.

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Is Steven Stamkos a computer? The obvious answer is: No! Of course not. He's a human being who spends his time breaking things with his ridiculous slap shot and scoring more than 200 goals in his NHL career. The only reason we ask is that Stamkos apparently has a photographic memory when it comes to those goals:

We're not saying Stamkos is a computer. We're not saying that at all. We're just saying he might be half-computer. Like some kind of awesome cyborg. We can't even remember what we had for lunch yesterday.

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NHL playoff predictions?

The first round of the NHL playoffs is well underway, with some series over and others staying close to the end. What are your predictions?

Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup? (Tied 3-3)

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Big moves made at NHL deadline

The 2014 NHL trade deadline was reliably active, with a number of deals going down not long before the 3 p.m. ET cutoff. Among the biggest: The Montreal Canadiens acquired left wing Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders; the Los Angeles Kings grabbed right wing Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets; and, in a deal involving two potentially playoff-bound parties, the New York Rangers acquired right wing Martin St. Louis -- who had requested a trade -- and sent right wing Ryan Callahan and two high draft picks to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Which was the biggest deal? Which team will fare best down the stretch? Who wins it all?

  • Which was the biggest move Wednesday?

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  • How much of an impact will Thomas Vanek have on the Canadiens down the stretch and in the playoffs?

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  • How much of an impact will Marian Gaborik have on the Kings down the stretch and in the playoffs?

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  • What do you make of the deal that sent Martin St. Louis to the Rangers and sent Ryan Callahan and two draft picks (2014 second-rounder, 2015 first-rounder) to the Lightning?

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  • Which team involved in a big trade Wednesday will fare the best in the playoffs?

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  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

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