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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

Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins dumps Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers, Bruins Are Keeping The New York-Boston Rivalry Alive And Well

The Rangers-Bruins rivalry is coming back to life. After meeting twice in the first three games of the regular season, there will be one more meeting before the postseason.

01/24/2013

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers fights for the puck against Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Laviolette’s Contract Extension Adds Fuel To Rangers-Flyers Rivalry

Laviolette is a formidable coach, and when the cameras were on him during HBO’s 24-7 series — showing preparations for the Winter Classic between the Flyers and the Rangers — it was obvious how much beating the Rangers meant to him.

08/02/2012