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Ryan Callahan skates around Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Right To Be Furious After Callahan, Lightning Rout Rangers

Ryan Callahan, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle stormed into MSG to give Rangers fans a taste of what their team is missing: effort, execution and confidence.

11/18/2014

The Rangers’ Anton Stralman, left, hip checks Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Be Hard-Pressed To Make Big Splash In Free Agency

Rangers fans are dreading what free agency has in store. Things changed quickly for the Blueshirts on Friday when the NHL announced that the 2014-15 salary cap maximum will be $69 million.

06/30/2014

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

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

Anton Stralman makes the stop against Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Kings 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Anton Stralman Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves

No NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.

06/13/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Defensive Stalwarts Made Life Difficult For Crosby In Game 1

Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.

05/03/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Teammates Hoping Cally Sticks Around Past Deadline

Kevin Klein is hoping that Callahan remains in New York, but understands why his former OHL teammate is playing hardball with the Rangers on a new contract.

03/05/2014

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.

01/23/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Reasons For Rangers Fans To Feel Optimistic In 2014

This team is trending in an upward direction thanks largely to Henrik Lundqvist rediscovering his confidence at an important juncture in the 2013-14 season.

01/01/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Lundqvist Extension Done, Sather Must Arm Rangers For Cup Run

With Henrik Lundqvist’s extension completed, Glen Sather is going to need to get very creative to supply the goaltender with the talent required for a legitimate Stanley Cup run.

12/05/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Nash’s Return On Horizon, Rangers Must Take Play To New Level

Nash has not suited up for the Rangers since suffering a concussion in San Jose on October 8. The 29-year-old winger has skated for nine consecutive days.

11/18/2013

Marek Hrivik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Predicting The Rangers’ Opening-Night Roster

A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.

09/25/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Zuccarello Finally Has Chance To Make Good On Potential

Zuccarello showed Rangers fans the clearest indication of his staying power when he returned from the KHL at the back end of last season.

07/30/2013

Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Michael Del Zotto To Be Odd Man Out In Rangers’ Plans

With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.

07/03/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient Rangers

The Blueshirts are very far from being a perfect hockey club – but they’re even further from being branded as a common, run-of-the-mill team.

05/24/2013

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