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Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres gets a penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct as he hits Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers into the boards. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The NHL’s Image Problem Must Be Addressed Now

Want these ugly incidents to go away? A 25-game suspension won’t stop a thug like Kaleta from doing this again.

03/04/2013

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals congratulates Brad Richards of the New York Rangers after the Rangers Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brad Richards Worth His Weight In Gold

In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.

WFAN–05/14/2012

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Why Henrik Lundqvist Deserves The Vezina

Henrik Lundqvist vs. Jonathan Quick. The Vezina Trophy race has been described as a dead-heat. Well, is it?

WFAN–04/04/2012

Brad Richards (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Brad Richards Finding His New York Groove

Richards has ignited the Rangers’ top line. And any doubts that he wasn’t capable of living up to his monster contract are long gone.

WFAN–03/14/2012