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The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Expect The Best From Henrik Lundqvist In Game 6

Canadiens winger Rene Bourque made some rather pointed remarks in an obvious attempt to rattle Lundqvist ahead of Game 6. He may have picked the wrong guy to mess with.

05/29/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Defensive Stalwarts Made Life Difficult For Crosby In Game 1

Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.

05/03/2014

Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers in Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Acquired Martin St. Louis Exactly For These Playoff Heroics

In his first playoff series as a Ranger, St. Louis has been an absolute game-changer for a team that required someone of St. Louis’ ilk to lift it toward greater things.

04/28/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ryan Callahan Must Lower His Demands To Remain With The Rangers

If Ryan Callahan’s comments can be taken at face value, his desire is to remain with the only organization he’s ever known.

02/01/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash To Take Center Stage At Stadium Series

Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.

01/25/2014

Kevin Klein (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers’ Blue Line

Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.

01/23/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Reasons For Rangers Fans To Feel Optimistic In 2014

This team is trending in an upward direction thanks largely to Henrik Lundqvist rediscovering his confidence at an important juncture in the 2013-14 season.

01/01/2014

Cam Talbot (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Red-Hot Talbot To Make Third Straight Start For Rangers

Cam Talbot has been great, but there’s no such thing as a goalie controversy when Henrik Lundqvist recently received a seven-year, $59.5 million extension.

12/27/2013

Artem Anisimov, left, and Brandon Dubinsky as Rangers back in 2010. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Dubinsky, Anisimov Look Back Fondly At Time With Rangers

Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov aren’t looking back in anger. They said a part of them will always be about the Rangers.

12/12/2013

The Rangers’ Derek Dorsett , bottom, is checked by Victor Bartley of the Predators during the second period at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 10, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Season Hinges On Sather Listening To His Coach

Alain Vigneault is lost at sea and his team is sinking like a stone. Now sitting below NHL .500 at 15-16-1, the Rangers need Glen Sather to throw their new head coach a life preserver.

12/11/2013

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers: Staal Suffered Concussion But Is Already Feeling Better

It appears that Marc Staal and the Rangers have dodged a pretty significant bullet.

12/10/2013

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Sweating Over Likely Staal Concussion

Marc Staal is one of the league’s foremost shutdown defenseman. Unless the Rangers receive an unexpected stroke of luck, they will need to figure out how to cope with losing Staal for an extended period of time.

12/08/2013

The Devils’ Dainius Zubrus, second from right, celebrates with Travis Zajac after scoring a third-period goal against John Moore, left, Dan Girardi and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12, 2013. The Devils won 3-2. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zubrus Quiets The Garden, Devils Stop Rangers’ Win Streak At 3

Dainius Zubrus netted the tiebreaking goal with 2:55 left, and Ryan Carter scored his first two goals of the season as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night and snapped New York’s three-game winning streak.

11/13/2013

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Relax Everyone — There’s No Need To Break Up These Rangers

The Rangers sent a resounding message Wednesday night, not only to one of the best teams in the NHL, but also to their own general manager, Glen Sather: Leave us be. We’ll get it.

11/07/2013

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