Hartnett: Kreider's New Contract Is A Big Win For Him And RangersAt $4.625 million in annual-average value, the Rangers have signed one of their most productive forwards to an affordable rate for a decent amount of time.
Hartnett: Rangers Challenging Girardi To Rebound From Poor SeasonRangers alternate captain Dan Girardi endured the rockiest campaign of his decade-long NHL career last season.
Hartnett: Brassard Was A Gamer, But Zibanejad Makes Rangers BetterThe Rangers knew they had to shake up their core following last season's playoff disappointment. They did just that on Monday.
Hartnett: McIlrath Enjoyed A Strong Rookie Season, But Faces Tough Road To Earn Ice Time
Hartnett: Expect Rangers' Miller To Continue Taking Big Steps ForwardJ.T. Miller has always possessed the tools to become an essential member of the Rangers. His fortunes changed dramatically once he blended his first-round pick ability with the right level of commitment.
Hartnett: Rangers Must Think Carefully About Chris Kreider's WorthCurrently a restricted free agent, Kreider filed for salary arbitration July 5. Salary arbitration hearings will be held in Toronto from July 20 to Aug. 4. There's plenty of time for Kreider and the Rangers to avoid arbitration.
Hartnett: Though Yet To Make A Splash, Rangers Will Tweak Roster MoreThe Fourth of July came and went and Rangers fans are still waiting to see fireworks.
Hartnett: Rangers Need Help, But Must Remain Sensible In Free AgencyFar removed from the seismic activity that stunned the NHL on Wednesday, the Rangers quietly held on to their assets while other teams pulled the trigger on desperate deals that could ultimately backfire.
Hartnett: Like Skjei, Rangers Prospect Ryan Graves Could Make Quick Leap To NHLOn Tuesday, Rangers director of player personnel Gordie Clark stated that he thinks Graves could push for an NHL roster spot out of training camp.
Hartnett: Rangers Quietly Improved At Draft, Still Have Big Moves To MakeWhile the Rangers did not make a big splash at draft weekend, they made the most of their six picks, which all came after the first and second rounds.
Hartnett: Copa America Speaks Truth -- Messi Is Greater Than RonaldoNo debate draws more fiercely divided opinions than whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest footballer on the planet. But, it's really not that close.
Hartnett: Get Ready, The Rangers' Summer Shakeup Is Coming SoonPoint-producing defenseman Keith Yandle was dealt to the Florida Panthers on Monday evening for a 2016 sixth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017.

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