Jeff Gorton

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Gorton Demonstrates Cap Mastery By Signing Stepan To Fair-Market Deal

Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.

07/27/2015

Jeff Gorton of the New York Rangers attends the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: New Rangers GM Gorton Is Passing Early Tests With Flying Colors

When Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton took charge on July 1, he inherited a roster that was carefully molded into an Eastern Conference superpower by predecessor Glen Sather.

07/16/2015

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Contract Showdown Looming Between New Rangers GM And Veteran Stepan

On Monday afternoon, the NHLPA announced that Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing has been set for July 27 in Toronto. This means it’s crunch time for the cap-crunched Blueshirts.

07/14/2015

Jeff Gorton of the New York Rangers attends the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers In Good Hands With New GM Jeff Gorton

Meet the new boss — same as the old boss? That’s not entirely accurate, but Rangers fans should be happy with Glen Sather’s successor.

07/02/2015

Rangers GM Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Glen Sather Steps Down As Rangers GM

Another member of the old guard has stepped away from a high-profile front office position.

07/01/2015

Rangers GM 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

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Report: Lundqvist Confirms Contract Talks Are Ongoing With Rangers

According to a Newsday report, Henrik Lundqvist has confirmed that he and the Rangers are discussing an extension.

08/20/2013

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

Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup on June 12, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Fired By Penguins, Bylsma Should Become Top Candidate For Rangers

Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.

06/11/2013

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Rangers GM Glen Sather Expected To Undergo Surgery For Prostate Cancer

Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather is expected to undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday, according to a report.

03/20/2013