Silverman: NHL Playoffs Once Again The Most Underrated Story In SportsThe New York City locals have long been eliminated, but the drama of the two conference final series has been remarkable.
Hartnett: If Stamkos Is Guy For Rangers, Major Moves Must Be MadeThe Rangers are going to have to think long and hard whether they view star winger Rick Nash as part of their core moving forward. This summer is expected to be wild, as a number of blockbuster deals could come to fruition.
Schwartz: Not All Islanders Fans Will Admit It, But They'll Miss Howie RoseHowie Rose was a consummate professional for more than two decades as the Islanders' TV play-by-play man. His shoes will be very difficult to fill.
Hartnett: Rangers Should Turn To Promising Skjei, Jensen In 2016-17Throughout their one-sided loss in the opening round of the playoffs, the Rangers showed they are going to need an influx of youth and speed. They have two kids playing in Russia right now that would begin to remedy the problem.
Howie Rose Stepping Down As Islanders TV AnnouncerAlso the radio play-by-play announcer for the Mets, Rose cited a desire to reduce his workload.
Rangers Sign Russian Forward Pavel BuchnevichThe New York Rangers have signed highly touted Russian forward Pavel Buchnevich to an entry-level contract, the team announced Friday.
Silverman: Look for Penguins, Blues To Advance To Stanley Cup FinalThere’s no denying that there is a certain emptiness to the conference finals this year after the flameouts of the Rangers in the first round and the Islanders in the second round.
Devils' Elias, Schneider Both Undergo SurgeryTwo veteran Devils went under the knife earlier this week, the team has confirmed.
Hartnett: Idea Of Rangers Trading Lundqvist Is Absolutely AbsurdThe Stanley Cup hasn't been awarded yet, but silly season is well underway. So allow me to pour cold water all over this nonsensical Henrik Lunqdvist trade speculation.
Islanders GM Snow: We'd Like To Keep Okposo, Nielsen, MartinThere could be several changes in store for the Islanders this offseason, but general manager Garth Snow said Thursday he wants to try to find a way to retain three of the team's longest-tenured players.
Hartnett: Rutherford Deserves Praise For Masterminding Penguins' RevivalJust like Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction, veteran general manager Jim Rutherford was summoned to fix a mess. He has done that and then some with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
As Islanders Clean Out Lockers, Okposo, Nielsen And Martin Face Uncertain FuturesLongtime forwards Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin are all pending unrestricted free agents this offseason.

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