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Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Teammates Hoping Cally Sticks Around Past Deadline

Kevin Klein is hoping that Callahan remains in New York, but understands why his former OHL teammate is playing hardball with the Rangers on a new contract.

03/05/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Callahan, Rangers Get Closer, But Plenty Of Work Still To Do

At this point it’s about both sides making concessions. As the clock ticks toward Wednesday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline, the Rangers and captain Ryan Callahan at least appear to be interested in working something out.

03/03/2014

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi takes a shot against Nashville at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 10, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Defenseman Dan Girardi Agree To 6-Year Extension

Girardi and the Rangers have agreed to a six-year contract extension. According to multiple reports, the deal will pay the defenseman $5.5 million per year.

02/28/2014

Dan Girardi (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Defenseman Dan Girardi Is Hopeful New Deal Will Be Struck

“We’ll see what happens,” Girardi said. “We’ll be working here in the next few days, hopefully, and try to bang something out here, but in the meantime I’ll just be all business and go about my job.”

02/28/2014

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

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