Chris Kreider

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

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

Henrik Lundqvist, Brian Boyle

Boyle And The Rangers Are Confident Ahead Of Game 5 In Boston

Brian Boyle and the Rangers are in a confident mood ahead of Game 5 at TD Garden.

05/25/2013

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins winces as he squirts water on his face against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins’ Goalie Tuukka Rask Looking To Rebound Against Rangers In Game 5

Rask has the opportunity to close out the series in Game 5 on home ice at TD Garden.

05/24/2013

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

Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime against goalie Tuukka Rask and Dougie Hamilton of the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Game 4 Hero Kreider Says There’s ‘No Quit’ In Rangers

The Rangers dug out of their deficits and were still tied at the end of regulation. Surely the overtime bug would bite them again, no? No. Not this time.

05/24/2013

Derick Brassard, left, and Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers celebrate Boyle’s goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kreider Keeps Rangers’ Season Alive, Scores Overtime Winner In Game 4

Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

05/24/2013

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

Brad Richards Named A Healthy Scratch For Game 4 Against Bruins

Struggling Rangers center Brad Richards says he will be a healthy scratch Thursday night as New York faces elimination in Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.

05/23/2013

Brad Richards (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brad Richards Reduced To Passenger Role On Rangers’ Road To Ruin

Brad Richards has become a helpless passenger on the Rangers’ road to ruin, and he only has himself to blame for his undesirable situation.

05/22/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

On Brink Of Elimination, John Tortorella Has ‘Full Faith’ In The Rangers

“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”

05/22/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Kreider Given Chance To Force Himself Into Tortorella’s Plans

After being yo-yoed between Madison Square Garden and Connecticut for much of the season, the 21-year-old Kreider will be given the chance to force his way back into John Tortorella’s plans following the indefinite loss of forward Brian Boyle.

04/18/2013

Ryan Callahan and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Heart-On-Sleeve Mentality Will Carry Rangers Into Playoffs

Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.

04/17/2013

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