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Brad Richards (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Here To Stay: Rangers Decide Not To Buy Out Brad Richards

The Rangers announced on Friday that they will not use a compliance buyout on the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and he will be back with the team for the 2013-2014 campaign.

06/28/2013

Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lecavalier Buyout Impacts Chances Of Richards-Rangers Breakup

First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?

06/27/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Needs To Look At Blackhawks For New Rangers Game Plan

Vigneault needs to do what comes naturally for him, and that means developing offensive creativity on a team that’s been nearly bereft of that commodity.

06/26/2013

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

Hartnett: Tortorella Taking Over Canucks Is A Match Made In Hockey Hell

The hiring of ex-Rangers head coach John Tortorella by the Vancouver Canucks is an extremely risky appointment.

06/25/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Flaws, But Will Be Improvement Over Tortorella

Vigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.

06/19/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Imminent Vigneault Hire Will Have Transformative Effect On The Rangers

Once hired, Alain Vigneault will find success in New York by being everything that John Tortorella wasn’t.

06/18/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Following Disappointing Season, Rangers Fire Coach John Tortorella

The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

05/29/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader

Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.

05/28/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kallas: If Your Goalie Stands On His Head And You Still Lose, What’s Next?

So what happened to the New York Rangers? Did they take a step back this year? Well, coach John Tortorella says no, but the correct answer — from goalie Henrik Lundqvist — is yes.

05/28/2013

Brad Richards (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Will He Be Back? Brad Richards’ Future With Rangers In Doubt

Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands.

05/28/2013

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers’ Second-Round Exit

While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.

05/26/2013

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

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rangers Coach John Tortorella Explains Benching Of Brad Richards

“Kiss my a– if you want to run something different,” said Torts. “It’s not about blaming that guy, and I don’t want anyone to pile on.”

05/24/2013

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