Derek Stepan

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

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

Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lecavalier Buyout Impacts Chances Of Richards-Rangers Breakup

First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?

06/27/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Needs To Look At Blackhawks For New Rangers Game Plan

Vigneault needs to do what comes naturally for him, and that means developing offensive creativity on a team that’s been nearly bereft of that commodity.

06/26/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

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

Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers’ Second-Round Exit

While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.

05/26/2013

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