Glen Sather

Matt Martin of the New York Islanders hits Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need To Stick To Blueprint, Ignore Calls For Big Bodies

There have been a lot of calls for the Blueshirts to acquire big-bodied skaters capable of matching the physicality of the Isles and Bruins. My message: don’t do it.

01/28/2015

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers skates during NHL action against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on December 13, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Official: Rangers Sign Defenseman Marc Staal To Contract Extension

The New York Rangers and defenseman Marc Staal have agreed on a contract extension, keeping Staal off the free agent market this summer.

01/19/2015

Kevin Klein clears the puck ahead of Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 19, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Remains One Of Sather’s Great Steals

The Rangers pulled the plug on MDZ at the right time. Meanwhile, Kevin Klein has been trusted to play an increased role this season — and it’s paying off.

11/20/2014

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh Named 27th Captain In Rangers History

Fellow defensemen Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, and forwards Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis, were chosen as alternate captains.

10/07/2014

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers takes the puck against the Flyers on Sept. 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: With Bar Raised, Rangers Out To Finish What They Started

The sting of the double-overtime loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals is mostly gone. However, don’t think for a second that it is forgotten by the New York Rangers.

10/02/2014

Lee Stempniak, then of the Pittsburgh Penguins, controls the puck against the New York Rangers during Game 6 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Low-Cost Stempniak Could Provide High Return For Rangers

Aside from signing veteran defenseman Dan Boyle, Rangers general manager Glen Sather has spent much of the offseason perusing bargain bins for low-cost, potentially high-rewarding free agents.

07/21/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Silverman: Solid Offseason Puts Rangers In Driver’s Seat In Eastern Conference

It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.

06/27/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Brad Richards Headed For Free Agency After Rangers Buy Out Contract

The 34-year-old Richards was expected to be a casualty, along with his $6.67-million cap hit, once the Rangers’ season ended.

06/20/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

James Dolan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dolan On WFAN: I Have No Problem Deferring To Experts Sather, Jackson

James Dolan says he has an appreciation for just how difficult it is to build a championship team, which is why he hopes he has in Phil Jackson what he’s had for years in Glen Sather — someone who knows what he’s doing.

06/03/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Has Been Rangers’ True No. 1 Line

Glen Sather understandably has plenty important tasks to address in the offseason. One of them is keeping the Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello line intact for seasons to come.

04/03/2014

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Like Him Or Not, Sather Has Been A Shrewd GM For Rangers

The “Fire Sather” chants that were once commonplace have gone all but silent in recent years. Perhaps, Rangers fans are finally realizing that his successes far outweigh his blunders.

03/20/2014

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Callahan On WFAN: I Never Thought About Being Traded, Leaving The Rangers

Speaking to WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday, Ryan Callahan said the hang-up between his agents and Rangers general manager Glen Sather seemed to hinge on just a few million dollars.

03/12/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) and Ryan Callahan (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Trade Captain Callahan, Picks To Lightning For St. Louis

Ryan Callahan couldn’t find common ground on a new contract with the Rangers, and now he’s bound for Tampa Bay.

03/05/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Upgraded Offense With St. Louis, But They Didn’t Do Enough

They made a flashy move by bringing in St. Louis, but the Rangers are not in a position to contend for the Stanley Cup this year.

03/05/2014

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