Hartnett: Brassard Was A Gamer, But Zibanejad Makes Rangers BetterThe Rangers knew they had to shake up their core following last season's playoff disappointment. They did just that on Monday.
Rangers Send Brassard, 7th-Round Pick To Ottawa For Zibanejad, 2nd-RounderThe sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft, Zibanejad registered 51 points last season (21 goals and 30 assists). The previous season, he had 20 goals and 26 assists.
Hartnett: Get Ready, The Rangers' Summer Shakeup Is Coming SoonPoint-producing defenseman Keith Yandle was dealt to the Florida Panthers on Monday evening for a 2016 sixth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017.
Hartnett: Rangers' Showdown With Penguins Will Be A True Litmus TestWednesday's clash at Consol Energy Center will be the first of four remaining meetings between the clubs. With eight points up for grabs, the Blueshirts' road to the playoffs could very well go through Pittsburgh.
Hartnett: Miller-Brassard-Fast Line Generating Chemistry, Leading The Way For RangersThe Rangers have gotten back to being a fearsome forechecking team, and it starts with the excelling line of J.T. Miller, Derick Brassard and Jesper Fast.
Hartnett: As Usual, Brassard Shows Up When Rangers Need Him MostWhen the Rangers need to respond to adversity they can typically count on passionate center Derick Brassard to be the catalyst.
Rangers Squander Lead, Rally To Beat Sabres 6-3One day after a dismal showing on the road, the New York Rangers would not have a repeat performance at home. Center Derick Brassard made sure of that almost single-handedly.
Hartnett: Rangers Finally Have Some Of Their Much-Needed Mojo BackThanks to the heroics of rescue artists Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard and a return to structured five-man hockey, the Rangers chased away the holiday blues.
Brassard Provides Two Scores And An Assist As Rangers Snap Skid With 3-2 Win Over DucksCenter Derick Brassard scored twice and assisted on right winger Mats Zuccarello's overtime winner as the New York Rangers snapped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory against the Anaheim Ducks.
Hartnett: Brassard On A Roll As Rangers Head To Western CanadaDerick Brassard is elevating his game at a time when the Rangers need a boost.
Hartnett: Rangers' Brassard Has Added A New Weapon To His ArsenalIf there's one thing to know about Rangers center Derick Brassard, it's that he is always searching for an edge and constantly strives toward improvement.
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