Hartnett: Pieces Falling Into Place As Rangers Close Out PreseasonPrior to Monday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that J.T. Miller will begin this season on the wing. This decision clarifies the Rangers’ positional battles at forward with just eight days left before the regular season opens.
Lichtenstein: 9 Nuggets From Devils’ Preseason (With A Disclaimer)So, with one tilt in Washington on Wednesday remaining before the games begin to count Oct. 7, here are some nuggets from these affairs, all coming with the preface, "Yeah, I know it's only preseason but ... "
Capellini: Barzal's Ascension Is Crucial To Islanders' Immediate PlansMathew Barzal needs to show that he belongs. He can't give the Islanders even the slightest reason to think otherwise.
Devils' Brian Boyle Diagnosed With Leukemia, Plans To Keep PlayingBrian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils' team doctor said can largely be treated with medication.
Lichtenstein: For The Devils This Preseason, It’s All About HischierThe few thousand folks who gathered at the Prudential Center on Monday weren't interested in the play of veterans in a meaningless exhibition.
Hartnett: Fierce Battle Is Underway On Rangers' Blue LineWhen Alain Vigneault first took charge of the Rangers in 2013, he began orchestrating an identity change from the defensive-obsessed leanings of predecessor John Tortorella.
Islanders Return To Nassau Coliseum For A DayNearly 2 1/2 years after last playing at the Nassau Coliseum, John Tavares and the New York Islanders gave their fans something to cheer about back at their refurbished former home.
Lichtenstein: 2017-18 Devils All About Becoming Gritty AgainDevils general manager Ray Shero didn't attempt to sidestep his club's backward step last season. "That falls to me," Shero said at media day on Thursday at the Prudential Center.
With Eyes On Fast Start, Islanders Ready For Grueling CampThe Islanders got off to a slow start last season and, despite a strong second half that followed a midyear coaching change, finished a point out of a playoff spot.
Hartnett: New-Look Rangers Have Fair Share Of Questions As Camp BeginsThe Rangers are somewhere between the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and expansion Vegas Golden Knights. But where, exactly?
Devils Sign Young Defenseman Severson To Long-Term ExtensionBeing an unrestricted free agent without arbitration rights, defenseman Damon Severson was hoping to get contract from the New Jersey Devils that would carry him over for a couple of years.
Rangers Hire Brian Leetch, Brad Richards As AdvisersA couple of former Rangers stars are returning to the team to serve as hockey operations advisers.