Hartnett: Rangers' Klein Knows His Game Must Improve ASAPKevin Klein has heard the chatter. The 32-year-old defenseman is fully aware that he's not playing up to expectations and understands that his minutes must be earned.
Hartnett: Rangers Pass Test 1 Against Ducks, Turn Attention To KingsLately, it has been hard to tell if Jekyll or Hyde will show up, but the Rangers got their crucial West Coast road trip off on the right skate Wednesday night.
Klein's First 2-Goal Game Lifts Rangers To Huge Win Over DucksKevin Klein's turnover in the opening minutes led to the Anaheim Ducks' opening goal. The veteran Rangers defenseman sure came up with an improbable way to make up for it.
Hartnett: Rangers Getting Back To Their Find-A-Way FormulaWhile some of their faces have changed in recent years, the fighting spirit and resiliency the Rangers have shown in the past have returned.
Hartnett: With Klein Down, Rangers To Force McIlrath Into The SpotlightThe Rangers were dealt a tough blow when shutdown defenseman Kevin Klein fractured his right thumb during Tuesday's defeat to rival Devils.
Rangers' Klein Out Indefinitely With Broken ThumbKlein hurt the thumb in the final minutes of Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Devils when he was checked by Reid Boucher and then fell awkwardly into the boards.
Vigneault: Rangers' Defenseman Klein To Miss 2-3 WeeksThe Rangers have to fill a big hole on defense.
Hartnett: Yandle, Klein Could Remedy Rangers' Long-Standing Power-Play WoesDuring Monday's practice, Vigneault experimented with Keith Yandle and Kevin Klein on the top power-play unit.
Hartnett: Rangers' Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth PositionsTraining camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
Hartnett: Salary Cap Squeeze Has Put The Rangers In A BindA demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable -- trade Stepan away.
Hartnett: Who's Staying? Who's Going? Previewing The Rangers' OffseasonWith day one of the June 26-27 NHL Draft edging closer and the July 1 free-agent frenzy just over the horizon, the Rangers are searching for ways to alleviate the salary-cap crunch.
Hartnett: Rangers Should Get Back Quite A Haul When They Trade TalbotIt has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.