Kevin Hayes

Hartnett: Don’t Expect A Sophomore Slump From Rangers Forward Kevin Hayes

The 23-year-old plays big and demonstrates smarts in all areas of the ice.

08/20/2015

Joe Namath

10 Most Significant Contracts In New York Sports History

Should Eli Manning get what he wants, it’d go down as one of the most significant contracts in the history of New York sports.

08/19/2015

Brady Skjei of Team USA skates against Team Sweden during the 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on Aug. 7, 2013, in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth Positions

Training camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.

08/17/2015

Sean Avery (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

5 Biggest Troublemakers In NYC Metropolitan-Area Sports History

Geno Smith is far from the most confrontational figure in New York City-area sports history. Who are the top five? Let’s find out.

08/12/2015

Jarret Stoll

Rangers’ GM Gorton Says Newly Signed Stoll Is ‘Character Guy Who Made A Mistake’

The New York Rangers are giving former Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll a second chance a few months after he pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a cocaine case.

08/10/2015

Jarret Stoll, then of the Los Angeles Kings, plays against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Dec. 4, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stoll Signing Is A Low-Risk, But Potentially High-Reward Move For Rangers

Stoll is one of three active players to record a faceoff percentage of 51 or higher in every season since 2003-04.

08/10/2015

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rick Nash Remains Crucial To Rangers’ Hopes Of Winning Stanley Cup

To judge Rick Nash purely by his goal scoring is missing the entire picture of what he brings to the Rangers.

08/07/2015

Chris Drury skates with the Rangers back in 2011. (Photo by Jonathan Klein/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Looking Back At Chris Drury’s Stint As Rangers Captain

Some labels are fair, others are unjust. Former Rangers captain Chris Drury saw both sides of the coin throughout a 12-year NHL career.

08/03/2015

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

QUIZ: What Kind Of Sports Fan Are You?

Are you the troll? The front-runner? The super fan? That Guy? There’s only one way to find out…

07/28/2015

Kelly Johnson celebrates with teammate Juan Uribe after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at Citi Field on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

07/28/2015

Derek Stepan

Hartnett: Derek Stepan On Track To Be A Special Player In Rangers History

Derek Stepan has accomplished much in his young career and he will only improve over the course of the six-year, $39 million contract he signed on Monday.

07/28/2015

Derek Stepan

Rangers Sign Derek Stepan To 6-Year Deal, Avoid Arbitration

General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan.

07/27/2015

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Gorton Demonstrates Cap Mastery By Signing Stepan To Fair-Market Deal

Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.

07/27/2015

Derek Stepan

Hartnett: There’s Time For Rangers, Stepan To Avoid Arbitration Unpleasantness

As the hours tick closer to Monday’s scheduled 9 a.m. arbitration hearing, Derek Stepan and the Rangers have much work in front of them.

07/24/2015

Plaxico Burress

Oops! 10 Freak Off-The-Field Injuries In New York Sports

In light of Jason Pierre-Paul’s freak fireworks injury, we’ve given a lot of thought to some of the strangest off-field injuries suffered by New York sports figures.

07/23/2015

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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers hugs teammate Brian Boyle #22 after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six to win the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rangers Bound For Finals

The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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