Hartnett: Rangers Lacking Firepower And Bite, Must Rise To A.V.'s ChallengeIf you're not a skilled team or a physical team, what are you? The answer is a blindingly mediocre team. Right now, the 15-15-1 Rangers are lacking any sliver of identity under head coach Alain Vigneault.
Rick Nash To Return To Rangers' Lineup Against Bruins Tuesday Night"I'm excited, kind of a controlled emotion," Nash told reporters on Tuesday. "It's been a long six weeks, so I'm excited to get in there."
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.
Hartnett: Rangers Could Be Ready To Roll Dice On Yakupov BlockbusterPerhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
Hartnett: The Rangers Need To Raise The Bar — Right Now To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.
Hartnett: Kreider Proving To Be A Lead Dog In Rangers' TurnaroundEver since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers' most effective player on a nightly basis.
Hartnett: Returning Hagelin Will Give Rangers A Significant BoostWhile Hagelin's inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it's clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers' underwhelming 3-7-0 start.
Hartnett: Rangers Must Prove They're Strong Enough To Survive Injury HellOn Thursday evening, the Rangers announced the discouraging news that their heart-and-soul captain is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a broken thumb.
Hartnett: Rangers' Brad Richards Has Been Reborn Under VigneaultThe Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, on Monday night at Staples Center. Richards was front and center in Vigneault’s first victory as head coach of the Blueshirts as he scored two of three Rangers goals.
Hartnett: Return Of Captain Callahan Comes At Crucial Time For RangersThe return of Callahan’s inspirational and wholehearted play couldn’t come at a more important time. New York’s preseason slump carried into Thursday’s regular-season opener as it lost to the Coyotes, 4-1.
Torts Has 'Damaged' Relationship With Richards; Regrets How It Played Out"It kills me, it kills me," Tortorella told TSN. "That kid there ... that kid there, I grew up with him. I learned a lot from him in Tampa. We grew up together in Tampa. I don't know where (the relationship) went."
Report: Devils Agree To 1-Year Deal With Legendary Winger Jaromir Jagr The Devils have reportedly lured a legend to New Jersey. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Devils and Jaromir Jagr have agreed to a one-year contract.