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Sean Hartnett

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ryan Callahan Must Lower His Demands To Remain With The Rangers

If Ryan Callahan’s comments can be taken at face value, his desire is to remain with the only organization he’s ever known.


Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault’s Rangers Are Striking The Right Balance

The Rangers are getting contributions from different players on different nights. This isn’t a team that is reliant on Rick Nash taking over a game. The wealth of goal-scoring is being evenly distributed.


Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images);  Dan Girardi (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Could Rangers Deal Callahan And Girardi? Never Say Never

Should Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their “superstar deal” demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.


Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates a second-period goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stadium Series Puts Zuccarello’s Breakthrough Season On Display

Someone was going to step up and write themselves into history. It turned out to be the diminutive forward, who has been arguably the Rangers’ most consistent player this season.


Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash To Take Center Stage At Stadium Series

Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.


Kevin Klein (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers’ Blue Line

Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.


Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 7 Ways That Rangers’ Vigneault Is Proving His Worth

It’s taken some growing pains, but the Rangers have finally figured out Vigneault’s possession-based uptempo system, which requires intensive skating, crisp, intricate passing and defensemen understanding when to join the attack.


Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a third-period save against Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Watch Out NHL — Henrik Lundqvist Is Back With A Vengeance

Lundqvist has recorded sparkling statistics in his past five games. “King Henrik” is 4-1-0 with a 1.40 goals-against average and .957 save percentage over the Rangers’ recent stretch that began with a belief-inspiring victory over the Blackhawks.


Rangers winger Daniel Carcillo rips a shot against the Lightning at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hard-Edged Carcillo Quickly Grows On The Skeptical In Rangers Nation

Carcillo began winning Rangers fans over during his Jan. 10 Garden debut against the Dallas Stars. Not only did he register eight crushing hits, he did so without spending a single minute in the penalty box.


Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Chris Kreider Is Separating Himself In Calder Race

Dynamic Rangers winger Chris Kreider is starting to separate himself from the pack in a crowded Calder Trophy race.


Rick Nash (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash Is Lighting Up Broadway

It appears that the Rangers are on the upswing. Nash is providing moments of sheer awe, the Blueshirts are executing on special teams and franchise goalie Henrik Lundqvist has found his game.


Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lundqvist Reclaims His Crown In Epic Win Over Blackhawks

On Wednesday night at the United Center “Madhouse,” King Henrik reclaimed his crown by earning a belief-inspiring victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs.


Rangers forward Brian Boyle (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Boyle Is The Unsung Hero Of The Rangers

To some Rangers fans, towering checking line forward Brian Boyle is an easy target. Think clearly before you bash Boyle again. All season he has proved his worth as a master of the intangibles.


Cam Talbot (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Goalie Cam Talbot Continues Incredible Rise To Prominence

Cam Talbot is leading the NHL with a .938 save percentage and fractionally trails Minnesota Wild goalie for the goals-against average lead. Harding’s 1.65 goals-against average edges Talbot’s 1.66 GAA.


Ryan McDonagh, right, (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images); Derek Stepan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ranger ‘Blood Brothers’ McDonagh, Stepan Pack Their Bags For Sochi

A competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can’t stand losing to one another.