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Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Silverman: Solid Offseason Puts Rangers In Driver’s Seat In Eastern Conference

It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.

06/27/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Contact Former Rangers Center Brad Richards

Brad Richards playing on Long Island? It’s possible.

06/26/2014

First-overall picks LeBron James and A-Rod met in 2009. They probably talked about their greatness. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Top 15 First Overall Picks In Draft History

Over the next two days, the NBA and NHL will welcome in the next generation of prospects. When you’re taken first, you’re expected to be a game-changer. Here are 15 players who lived up to the hype.

06/26/2014

Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Tale Of The Tape: NBA Draft Vs. NHL Draft

The NBA and NHL will hold their respective drafts this week, at which point they will welcome in their next generation of prospects. But which league runs the better show? Let’s have a look.

06/25/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Rangers Among Teams Interested In Veteran Defenseman Boyle

The Islanders tried, but it might end up being the Rangers who seal the deal.

06/25/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Ex-Rangers Captain Callahan Signs 6-Year Deal With Lightning

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Ryan Callahan is a “fierce competitor and outstanding leader who fits very well with our team.”

06/25/2014

Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers speaks after winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Masterton Winner Dominic Moore’s Story Captures Spirit Of NY

Sometimes, people are meant to be in a certain place. That was the case for Moore. Coming back to New York brought healing after he had gone through hell.

06/25/2014

Sidney Crosby speaks after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images), Dominic Moore poses after winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby Named NHL MVP; Rangers’ Moore Wins Masterton Trophy

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again.

06/25/2014

The Islanders’ Josh Bailey, left, celebrates his shorthanded goal against the Devils with Kyle Okposo at the Prudential Center on Sept. 19, 2013 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders May Be Shopping Enigmatic Forward Josh Bailey

The Islanders generally don’t give up on young talent. But that doesn’t mean at this point they won’t move a player in the right deal.

06/24/2014

Paul Stastny (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Must Go All-In On Free-Agent Target Paul Stastny

Losing Stralman and Boyle would be jagged pills to swallow, but freeing up cap space to sign a center of Stastny’s caliber is the Rangers’ No. 1 need.

06/24/2014

Dominik Hasek of the Red Wings makes a save on a shot from the Anaheim Ducks during Game 2 of the 2007 Western Conference finals on May 13, 2007 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hasek, Modano, Forsberg Among Class Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame

Dominik Hasek, Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg and Rob Blake started playing hockey in four different countries as kids. They will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame together.

06/23/2014

Atlantic City casinos (file/credit: Getty Images)

Supreme Court Leaves In Place A Ban On Sports Betting In NJ

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.

06/23/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: An Expert’s Take On What Islanders Must Do This Offseason

The Islanders are at a crossroads and have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. I figured I’d sit down with Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien and ask him a few of those questions.

06/23/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Brad Richards Headed For Free Agency After Rangers Buy Out Contract

The 34-year-old Richards was expected to be a casualty, along with his $6.67-million cap hit, once the Rangers’ season ended.

06/20/2014

Charles Wang (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Report: Barroway Ready, Willing And Able To Buy Large Stake In Islanders

Charles Wang either can’t make up his mind or is just content to take his sweet time. Regardless, Andrew Barroway is fully prepared to purchase a controlling interest in the New York Islanders.

06/20/2014

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