Dan Boyle

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers is hit into the boards by Radko Gudas #7 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Madison Square Garden on December 1, 2014.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Oh How The Mighty Rangers Have Fallen

Are the Rangers a playoff-caliber team? Certainly. Are they Stanley Cup contenders? It sure isn’t looking that way.

12/02/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers attempts to steal the puck away from Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Penguins Win SO After Rangers Goal Disallowed

Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New Yorkon Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Tomas Kaberle, then of the Montreal Canadiens, skates against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: You Know Rangers Are Desperate When They Consider Kaberle

The Rangers are battered and bruised on the blue line, and if the other areas of strength on this team do not step up, the Blueshirts will slip in the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference to very precipitous depths.

11/05/2014

Rangers forward Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Top Line Does Its Job, Rangers Can Survive Rash Of Injuries

On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.

10/10/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Dan Boyle Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Hand

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed the injury following New York’s 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener Thursday night.

10/10/2014

Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle hits the ice following team photo day in early September. (Photo: Sean Hartnett/WFAN.com)

Hartnett: Power Play Maestro Dan Boyle Fired Up To Be A Ranger

After taking part in his first practice under new head coach Alain Vigneault on Friday, Boyle spoke of his desire to remain at the top his game and deliver in New York.

09/20/2014

Henrik Lundqvist, center, celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault On A Mission To Replicate Last Season’s Success

If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.

09/17/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Dan Boyle Out To Prove He’s Still Got It With Rangers

Newly signed Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t feeling the pressure ahead of the latest — and perhaps greatest — challenge of his impressive career.

07/08/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Power-Play QB Dan Boyle Is A True Game-Changer For Rangers

Even considering his age and slower stride, Boyle is still a rare commodity in this league given his excellence on the power play.

07/02/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dan Boyle Agrees To 2-Year Deal With Rangers; Pouliot Signs With Oilers

Defenseman Dan Boyle agreed to terms with the Rangers on Tuesday just after the start of NHL free agency. According to the New York Post, the contract is for $9 million over two years.

07/01/2014

The Rangers’ Anton Stralman, left, hip checks Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Be Hard-Pressed To Make Big Splash In Free Agency

Rangers fans are dreading what free agency has in store. Things changed quickly for the Blueshirts on Friday when the NHL announced that the 2014-15 salary cap maximum will be $69 million.

06/30/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Rangers Among Teams Interested In Veteran Defenseman Boyle

The Islanders tried, but it might end up being the Rangers who seal the deal.

06/25/2014

Right: Thomas Vanek (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images); Matt Moulson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: It Should Be An Offseason Of Opportunity For Snow, Islanders

For most teams, the offseason begins when the Stanley Cup Final ends. The New York Islanders, however, are not like most teams. For better or for worse, their situation is unique, something general manager Garth Snow is fully aware of.

06/17/2014

Former Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle plays against the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Oct. 3, 2013 in San Jose, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trader Garth At It Again: Islanders Acquire Rights To Veteran Defenseman Boyle

Islanders general manager Garth Snow continued his proactive approach to the offseason on Thursday, sending a conditional fifth round pick in the 2015 draft to the San Jose Sharks for the rights to veteran defenseman Dan Boyle.

06/05/2014

J.T. Miller and New York Rangers GM Glen Sather. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: I’m Ready To Crown Penguins; Rangers Must Hold On To Best Assets At Deadline

It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.

03/28/2013

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