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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

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck into the corner in the third period of their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Brad Richards Has Been Reborn Under Vigneault

The Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, on Monday night at Staples Center. Richards was front and center in Vigneault’s first victory as head coach of the Blueshirts as he scored two of three Rangers goals.

10/08/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stepan And Rangers Agree To 2-Year Deal

The Rangers have locked up a key piece of their present and future.

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

Glen Sather (L) and Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Rangers HC Alain Vigneault Brings Softer Tone To MSG

The message from the New York Rangers’ bench might not be any different from in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.

09/24/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Sather’s Bully Tactics Could Prolong Stepan Negotiations

There’s zero chance that Glen Sather’s bully tactics will accelerate stalled talks with restricted free-agent center Derek Stepan.

09/24/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Won’t Cave, So Stepan Should Settle On Bridge Deal

Derek Stepan does not have a leg to stand on, and let’s be honest, the Rangers have held the power cards throughout the summer.

09/11/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Playing With Fire If They Fail To Extend Lundqvist Pronto

There isn’t any reason why Rangers GM Glen Sather should play with fire and potentially expose Henrik Lundqvist to free agency in 2014.

09/10/2013

US forward Danny Kristo during the bronze medal match at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships (Photo credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kristo Will Be Given Every Chance To Crack Rangers’ Roster

Talented prospect Danny Kristo will be given every opportunity to the crack the New York Rangers’ opening night roster.

09/03/2013

Derek Stepan (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: After ‘Bridge Contract,’ Stepan Should Earn Big Bucks From Rangers

Next time the wheel comes around, Stepan is going to get paid. Big-time. His offensive game will flourish under new head coach Alain Vigneault.

08/30/2013

Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Not Sweating Over Stepan And Lundqvist Talks

Rangers fans don’t have anything to worry about when it comes to two of their key pieces in Lundqvist and Stepan. It’s only a matter of time before their new deals get done.

08/08/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Zuccarello Finally Has Chance To Make Good On Potential

Zuccarello showed Rangers fans the clearest indication of his staying power when he returned from the KHL at the back end of last season.

07/30/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Re-Sign Forward Mats Zuccarello

New York Rangers President and general manager Glen Sather announced the re-signing of forward Mats Zuccarello on Tuesday.

07/30/2013

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh Agrees To New Contract With Rangers

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has agreed to a new contract to remain with the Rangers.

07/08/2013

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