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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

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins winces as he squirts water on his face against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bruins’ Goalie Tuukka Rask Looking To Rebound Against Rangers In Game 5

Rask has the opportunity to close out the series in Game 5 on home ice at TD Garden.

05/24/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient Rangers

The Blueshirts are very far from being a perfect hockey club – but they’re even further from being branded as a common, run-of-the-mill team.

05/24/2013

Derick Brassard, left, and Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers celebrate Boyle’s goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kreider Keeps Rangers’ Season Alive, Scores Overtime Winner In Game 4

Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

05/24/2013

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers lies on the ice following a play in the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Repeat Walking-Dead Performance In Game 2

The Rangers played like a group of brainless zombies Thursday night, only lacking a lust for flesh — or in their case a lust for goals.

05/17/2013

The Rangers’ Taylor Pyatt, left, attempts to jam the puck into the corner of the net in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 16, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bruins Dominate Rangers In Overtime Before Marchand Ends Game 1

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.

05/17/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Superhuman Lundqvist Carries Rangers On His Back Into Game 7

While Henrik Lundqvist was superman between the pipes, Derek Dorsett threw the Caps off their game with his agitation and intimidation.

05/13/2013

Rick Nash and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photos by Elsa and Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6

The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.

05/12/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.

05/09/2013

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