Hartnett: McIlrath, Skjei Give Rangers Fans A Taste Of The FutureTuesday's 4-2 home victory over the Edmonton Oilers was proof that the Rangers possess two blue-line gems in Dylan McIlrath and Brady Skjei.
Hartnett: Zuccarello Looked Like His Productive Self In His Preseason DebutIn his first game since suffering a scary brain injury in the first round of last season's playoffs, Zuccarello looked every bit the player whose energetic style of play ignites the Rangers.
Hartnett: Rangers' Top Prospect Skjei Makes Strong Impression In Preseason DebutThe Rangers struck gold when they drafted Brady Skjei with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Hartnett: Raphael Diaz Happy To Be Back With Rangers, Is Ready To CompeteDiaz cherishes the memories of his first stint with the Rangers, as he helped the Blueshirts reach their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1994.
Hartnett: Two Of A Kind? Rangers Prospect Skjei Could Go On To Emulate McDonaghWhether or not Skjei squeezes his way onto the Rangers' 2015-16 opening-night roster, it's clear that it won't be long before he's a star on Broadway.
Hartnett: Rangers' Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth PositionsTraining camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
Hartnett: Rangers Should Get Back Quite A Haul When They Trade TalbotIt has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.
Devils Sign First-Round Pick Stefan Matteau To Entry-Level DealThe New Jersey Devils have signed first-round draft pick Stefan Matteau to an entry-level contract, the team announced on Tuesday.
Silverman: Promising Young Defenseman Won’t Help Rangers Right AwayThe Rangers are still looking for firepower as the offseason gets underway in earnest.They did not address that need with their first-round selection in the 2012 NHL draft.
Rangers Pass On Lineage, Select Puck-Moving Defenseman SkjeiThe New York Rangers could have dipped into their championship past in the first round of the NHL draft, but instead of reliving history they nabbed puck-moving defenseman Brady Skjei.