Dan Girardi

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders lines up Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi, left, at the  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 29, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Rangers defeated the Islanders 3-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Contract Talks Between Girardi, Rangers Hit Some Bumps

If Dan Girardi is to remain a member of the Rangers beyond the March 5 trade deadline both sides need to get cracking.

02/27/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images);  Dan Girardi (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Callahan Is All But Gone, But Girardi Is Likely To Remain With Rangers

Long before the clock strikes 3 p.m. on NHL trade deadline day, Rangers fans will have to accept a harsh reality: Their organization values top-pairing defenseman Dan Girardi more than captain Ryan Callahan. And rightfully so.

02/26/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images);  Dan Girardi (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Could Rangers Deal Callahan And Girardi? Never Say Never

Should Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their “superstar deal” demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.

01/29/2014

Kevin Klein (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers’ Blue Line

Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.

01/23/2014

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

Rangers Edge Panthers In Shootout On Richards Score

Brad Richards scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Problems Run Far Deeper Than Nash’s Production Issues

Let’s be clear. Rick Nash needs to raise his game. One goal in seven games isn’t cutting it, yet to call Nash “soft” and “invisible” and to the throw all the blame on Nash is neither fair nor accurate.

12/21/2013

Henrik Lundqvist stops a shot by Corey Tropp of the Columbus Blue Jackets as John Moore of the New York Rangers defends at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lundqvist, Rangers Suffering Crisis Of Confidence

The Rangers have hit the skids in the midst of a franchise-record nine-game homestand that was supposed to be a launching point.

12/13/2013

Artem Anisimov, left, and Brandon Dubinsky as Rangers back in 2010. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Dubinsky, Anisimov Look Back Fondly At Time With Rangers

Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov aren’t looking back in anger. They said a part of them will always be about the Rangers.

12/12/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Lundqvist Extension Done, Sather Must Arm Rangers For Cup Run

With Henrik Lundqvist’s extension completed, Glen Sather is going to need to get very creative to supply the goaltender with the talent required for a legitimate Stanley Cup run.

12/05/2013

The Devils’ Dainius Zubrus, second from right, celebrates with Travis Zajac after scoring a third-period goal against John Moore, left, Dan Girardi and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, 2013. The Devils won 3-2. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zubrus Quiets The Garden, Devils Stop Rangers’ Win Streak At 3

Dainius Zubrus netted the tiebreaking goal with 2:55 left, and Ryan Carter scored his first two goals of the season as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night and snapped New York’s three-game winning streak.

11/13/2013

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

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Need To Raise The Bar — Right Now

To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.

11/05/2013

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

Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Michael Del Zotto To Be Odd Man Out In Rangers’ Plans

With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.

07/03/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Outlines Plan To Rejuvenate Rangers

Vigneault is ready to breathe fresh life into the Rangers. It’s going to be a new era of exciting, offensively-expressive hockey now that Vigneault is replacing John Tortorella behind the Blueshirts’ bench.

06/21/2013

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