Chris Kreider

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kreider Scores Three Goals, Rangers Rout Canucks 5-2

Chris Kreider scored three goals, Rick Nash added a goal and two assists as the Rangers spoiled the return of former coach John Tortorella.

11/30/2013

Nail Yakupov (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Could Be Ready To Roll Dice On Yakupov Blockbuster

Perhaps 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.

11/06/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider Proving To Be A Lead Dog In Rangers’ Turnaround

Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.

11/01/2013

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Returning Hagelin Will Give Rangers A Significant Boost

While 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.

10/29/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Ready To Finally Give Kreider A Legitimate Look

The 22-year-old isn’t harping on his previous disappointments. This is an entirely fresh chance under a new coach in Vigneault, whose uptempo system could make best use of Kreider’s array of offensive abilities.

10/22/2013

Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period goal in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Recall Two Forwards And Goaltender From Hartford

Rangers assign forward Darroll Powe and goaltender Jason Missiaen to Hartford.

10/20/2013

Rangers forward J.T. Miller, right, is checked by the Oilers’ Jordan Eberle during a preseason game at Rexall Place on Sept. 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Miller’s Competitive Fire Forces Rangers’ Vigneault To Keep Him

J.T. Miller wasn’t supposed to be on the plane when the Rangers headed west to Phoenix to embark on a nine-game road trip to open their 2013-14 regular season campaign. Score one for perseverance.

10/03/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Announce Cuts, Including Kreider And Hrivik

Chris Kreider and Marek Hrivik were among seven players sent down to the AHL by the Rangers.

09/29/2013

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault ((Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images); Canucks head coach John Tortorella (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Will Win Over Rangers Fans By Being The Anti-Torts

So begins hockey’s version of “Trading Places.” Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other’s former worlds.

09/26/2013

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

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Labels Nash As Elite, Excited To Be Working With Talented Rangers

After putting his team through the paces, Vigneault spoke of his excitement to be to working with “elite” winger Rick Nash.

09/14/2013

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 Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Edging Closer To Rangers’ Head Coaching Job?

Things have escalated quickly. Now, it seems it’s just a matter of Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers sorting out the details.

06/15/2013

Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup on June 12, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Fired By Penguins, Bylsma Should Become Top Candidate For Rangers

Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.

06/11/2013

Lindy Ruff (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), Alain Vigneault (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and Paul Maurice (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: New Rangers Coach Must Have Creativity Coursing Through Veins

Glen Sather must find a coach who understands that the Rangers need to develop their offensive instincts. Tortorella crushed players like Marian Gaborik, those who wanted to put the puck in the net. The next coach can’t be so limited in his outlook.

05/30/2013

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