Hartnett: Rangers 2016-17 Season Preview And ForecastHow far the Rangers go this season depends on how much of the burden they can ease off Lundqvist's shoulders. Being stronger at generating possession, improving shot metrics and establishing greater offensive zone time are the keys.
Hartnett: Addition Of Eric Staal Lengthens Rangers' Depth ConsiderablyRangers general manager Jeff Gorton should be applauded for landing veteran forward Eric Staal in a trade on Saturday.
Hartnett: GM Gorton Needs To Put Stamp On Rangers At Trade DeadlineAhead of Monday's trade deadline, the Rangers will be active, but the question is how active?
Rangers Recall Forward Tanner Glass From HartfordRangers general manager Jeff Gorton announced the move Wednesday, hours before a game against the rival Islanders.
Rangers Assign Veteran Forward Tanner Glass To HartfordHe appeared in 68 games with New York in parts of two seasons and had a goal, five assists and 102 penalty minutes.
After Pair Of Near Misses, Rangers' Lundqvist Says Time Is Now To Win Stanley CupHenrik Lundqvist is not old by NHL goalie standards. At soon-to-be 34 his best hockey can still be in front of him. But the Rangers as a whole? We're going to find out.
Hartnett: Gorton Demonstrates Cap Mastery By Signing Stepan To Fair-Market DealNow 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.
Hartnett: New Rangers GM Gorton Is Passing Early Tests With Flying ColorsWhen 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.
Hartnett: Contract Showdown Looming Between New Rangers GM And Veteran StepanOn 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.
Hartnett: Rangers In Good Hands With New GM Jeff GortonMeet the new boss -- same as the old boss? That's not entirely accurate, but Rangers fans should be happy with Glen Sather's successor.
Glen Sather Steps Down As Rangers GMAnother member of the old guard has stepped away from a high-profile front office position.
Hartnett: Like Him Or Not, Sather Has Been A Shrewd GM For RangersThe "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.