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Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: All Signs Point To Ryan McDonagh Becoming Rangers’ Next Captain

McDonagh appears to be a captain in waiting. He has become a more vocal leader with age and experience.

06/17/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Decision On Richards Looms As Rangers Head Into Offseason

As is always the case at the end of the season, changes will be made before the team gets back together for training camp in about three months.

06/17/2014

Alain Vigneault, head coach of the New York Rangers, speaks to the media at a press conference following Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Will Transition, But They Are In Great Shape Where It Counts

The best thing the Rangers have going for them in the future remains Henrik Lundqvist, but the next best thing may be Alain Vigneault.

06/16/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

Alec Martinez celebrates after he scores the game-winning goal in double overtime against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers to give the Kings the Stanley Cup on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

‘It’s Heartbreak': Rangers’ Lundqvist Inconsolable After Kings Raise Cup

Henrik Lundqvist sat slumped in his locker, hands on his head, still wearing his pads and skates. It would be several minutes before he was composed enough to speak.

06/14/2014

The puck stops just outside the goal behind Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers after a flurry at the net late in the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Finally Get Some ‘Puck Luck’ As Finals Head Back To LA

The Kings got all the bounces in the first three games. Or as Henrik Lundqvist calls it, “puck luck.” The Rangers had more than their share of it Wednesday.

06/12/2014

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers talks with the media after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime during Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are In Excellent Hands Long-Term Under Vigneault

This is just the beginning. Vigneault’s roster will continue to evolve into one that is geared toward executing his uptempo philosophies.

06/11/2014

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers and Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings battle for the puck during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Sweep? Rangers Say It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

While the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5.

06/11/2014

New York head coach Alain Vigneault talks with the media after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault: Kings ‘One Of The Best Teams I’ve Seen’

The coach had formed a few impressions after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, and they made him even more wary of the Los Angeles Kings.

06/06/2014

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime in Game Seven to win the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Bigger, Sharper Kings Will Defeat Rangers In Stanley Cup Final

The Kings have more brute strength, bite and snarl to their game than the Rangers. They’re loaded with scorers and possess an electric power play.

06/03/2014

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

Stanley Cup Finals: Rangers Not About To Bow Before Mighty Kings

The Rangers know that many, if not most, in the hockey world aren’t giving them much of a chance to win the Cup. They have heard it before, and have just gone about their business.

06/03/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Underdog Rangers To Face Kings In Stanley Cup Finals

Even though New York was the first to claim a spot in the finals, many have already written off the Blueshirts as severe underdogs against Los Angeles.

06/02/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

The New York Rangers leave the ice after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 27, 2014.  (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Better Not Bring Game 5 Stink Back To MSG

The Rangers need to leave the odor — and the brutal hockey — in Montreal after completely falling flat at Bell Center in a 7-4 defeat Tuesday.

05/28/2014

Henrik Lundqvist is yanked by New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault in Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Habs’ Bourque Takes Dig At Rangers’ Lundqvist After Game 5

Henrik Lundqvist is a big reason the Rangers are on the doorstep of their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. But the extraordinary goalie had a rather ordinary night on Tuesday.

05/28/2014

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