Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers looks to pass against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game at the United Center on September 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ryan McDonagh Was Easy And Obvious Choice To Lead Rangers

“We all kind of knew Mac’s a real young leader on this team,” Girardi said. “He’s only going to get better. He was the definite choice to lead us as captain and lead us in the right direction.”

10/07/2014

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Friedman: 6 Best Pro Sports Franchises On Twitter

Many teams simply put out information, but there are some that get creative and really enhance their likability through their social-media interaction — particularly on Twitter. Here are six teams that just get it.

10/07/2014

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh Named 27th Captain In Rangers History

Fellow defensemen Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, and forwards Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis, were chosen as alternate captains.

10/07/2014

Rangers forward Anthony Duclair skates against the Flyers on Sept. 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Duclair To Start With Rangers, But He’ll Only Stay If He Performs

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed after Monday’s practice that Anthony Duclair will make his debut on Thursday against the Blues in St. Louis.

10/06/2014

Joey Crabb (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Rangers Acquire Forward Joey Crabb From Panthers

The New York Rangers have acquired forward Joey Crabb from the Florida Panthers in a trade that opens up a roster spot for emerging teenage forward Anthony Duclair.

10/06/2014

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils moves the puck against Matthew Lombardi #45 of the New York Rangers during the second period at the Prudential Center on October 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jagr, Schneider Help Devils Beat Rangers, 3-0

Jaromir Jagr scored his first goal of the preseason and Cory Schneider stopped 20 shots to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the teams’ preseason finale Saturday night.

10/04/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Ryan Malone #24 of the New York Rangers (L) celebrates his game winning shootout goal with Kevin Hayes #59 against the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2014 in New York City.  The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in the shootout.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Pair Of Malone Goals Give Rangers Edge Over Blackhawks, 3-2

Ryan Malone tied the score late in regulation and got the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout as the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a preseason game Friday night.

10/03/2014

Justin Williams of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Kings 3-2 double overtime victory against the New York Rangers in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Scandal-Free NHL Flourishing As It Steams Full Speed Ahead

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.

10/03/2014

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers takes the puck against the Flyers on Sept. 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: With Bar Raised, Rangers Out To Finish What They Started

The sting of the double-overtime loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals is mostly gone. However, don’t think for a second that it is forgotten by the New York Rangers.

10/02/2014

Anthony Duclair #63 of the New York Rangers takes the puck as R.J. Umberger #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers defends on September 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Young Sensation Anthony Duclair To Stick With The Rangers

His poise, maturity, natural confidence and willingness to battle has greatly impressed head coach Alain Vigneault, his coaching staff and veteran teammates.

10/02/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Vincent Lecavalier #40 of the Philadelphia Flyers passes the puck as Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers defends on September 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hagelin, Duclair Score For New York, But Flyers Skate Past Rangers 4-2

Wayne Simmonds scored in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 in a preseason game Tuesday night.

10/01/2014

Bernie Williams (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 59-50

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes by uniform/jersey number, we continue with 59-50.

09/30/2014

Anthony Duclair #63 of the New York Rangers skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Outstanding Anthony Duclair Will Force Rangers To Make Tough Decision

19-year-old winger Anthony Duclair created a real buzz inside the famous walls of Madison Square Garden during Monday night’s 6-3 preseason exhibition victory over the rival Philadelphia Flyers.

09/30/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29:  Ryan Haggerty #39 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal at 7:45 of the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers  at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Haggerty, Fast Lead Rangers To 6-3 Win Over Philly

Ryan Haggerty and Jesper Fast each scored twice, and rookie Anthony Duclair added another goal as the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 in an exhibition game Monday night.

09/30/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Continues To Defy Age, Inspire Younger Rangers

St. Louis isn’t just making sure that his body stays ahead of the curve at 39. He’s meticulous about every detail during training camp.

09/29/2014

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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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