5 Local Breakout Candidates For 2015-16 NHL SeasonHockey season is nearly upon us, and with that in mind, we'll take a look at five players from the local teams to keep an eye on as the 2015-16 campaign progresses.
Hartnett: As Rangers Ponder Final Roster, McIlrath, Lindberg Have No WorriesThe Rangers are currently carrying 25 players and will likely trim their roster to 22 in the near future. NHL clubs are required to set their regular-season rosters to a maximum of 23 on Monday.
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Hartnett: Etem Believes He's Over Initial Growing Pains With RangersRangers fans need to be patient because the Emerson Etem project is going to pay off.
Hartnett: McIlrath Is Changing His Perception, Pushing For Roster SpotAfter being held back by early-career knee troubles, McIlrath was forced to take the slow path. That path might lead to a full-time job with the Blueshirts.
Hartnett: Zuccarello Looked Like His Productive Self In His Preseason DebutIn his first game since suffering a scary brain injury in the first round of last season's playoffs, Zuccarello looked every bit the player whose energetic style of play ignites the Rangers.
Hartnett: Lindberg Looks Like A Lock To Make Rangers' Opening-Night RosterIt hasn't taken long for Oscar Lindberg to show why he's going to stick with the Rangers.
Hartnett: Rangers' Top Prospect Skjei Makes Strong Impression In Preseason DebutThe Rangers struck gold when they drafted Brady Skjei with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Hartnett: Kreider 'Sick And Tired' Of Rangers Coming Up Short Of Stanley CupFor Chris Kreider and the Rangers, the sting of falling just short of winning the Stanley Cup is a deep wound.
Hartnett: Raphael Diaz Happy To Be Back With Rangers, Is Ready To CompeteDiaz cherishes the memories of his first stint with the Rangers, as he helped the Blueshirts reach their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1994.
Hartnett: One Can't Stress Enough The Importance Of Vigneault To The RangersHiring Alain Vigneault was one of the best decisions made by Glen Sather during his 15-year run as Rangers general manager.
6 Recent Notable Contract Disputes in NY/NJ SportsStar athletes failing to reach contract agreements with professional sports teams is nothing new, especially among the teams in the New York City area.