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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

Nail Yakupov (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Could Be Ready To Roll Dice On Yakupov Blockbuster

Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.

11/06/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Need To Raise The Bar — Right Now

To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.

11/05/2013

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Returning Hagelin Will Give Rangers A Significant Boost

While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.

10/29/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, blocks a shot by the Kings’ Tanner Pearson during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup Predictions

The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.

10/01/2013

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