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Members of the Rangers look on during the 2013 NHL playoffs. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers’ Next Coach Can’t Take Tortorella Route

It’s not about a coach forcing a style of play down his players’ throats. Those days are over. That’s the lesson of John Tortorella’s painful regime.

06/07/2013

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: List Of Candidates Grows As Sather Searches For Next Rangers Coach

The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.

06/01/2013

Lindy Ruff (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), Alain Vigneault (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and Paul Maurice (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: New Rangers Coach Must Have Creativity Coursing Through Veins

Glen Sather must find a coach who understands that the Rangers need to develop their offensive instincts. Tortorella crushed players like Marian Gaborik, those who wanted to put the puck in the net. The next coach can’t be so limited in his outlook.

05/30/2013

Mark Messier (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Mark Messier Might Be Exactly What Rangers Need In A Head Coach

His coaching resume lacks the polish of Vigneault and Ruff, but he speaks the players’ language, and maybe that’s exactly what the Rangers need after Tortorella squeezed the confidence out of this team.

05/30/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup Playoffs

After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.

05/01/2013

A rendering of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center (credit: Mayor's Office/KNIC)

Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Convert Kingsbridge Armory Into Massive Skating Rink

The 750,000-square-foot project is to include nine rinks on two levels. One rink would be designed to host hockey tournaments and ice shows.

04/23/2013

Rick Nash of the Rangers and John Tavares of the Islanders. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Battle Of New York’ Between Rangers And Islanders Will Be Epic

Saturday’s clash may be the most important regular-season meeting between the Rangers and Islanders in 10 years. And a defeat for either team could come with pitfalls.

04/12/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR Nightmare

A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.

10/26/2012

Rendering for Kingsbridge Armory National Ice Center in the Bronx (via Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Hockey Arena Planned For Kingsbridge Armory In The Bronx

New York Rangers legend Mark Messier and Olympic gold medalist figure skater Sarah Hughes of Long Island have big dreams for the Kingsbridge Armony, which is currently a vacant fortress.

08/23/2012

Wayne Gretzky speaks at a press conference announcing his trade to the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, California. (Getty Images/Staff)

Hartnett: The Trade That Changed Hockey Forever

The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings changed hockey forever, by taking a regional sport to new markets in America.

08/09/2012

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WFAN Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Mike Francesa – Hour 1

To kick off the WFAN 25th Anniversary Show with Mike Francesa at 1:00, Francesa spoke with Jeff Smulyan, the founder and CEO of Emmis Communications. Smulyan came up with the idea of an all-sports station.

06/29/2012

2012 Hockey Hall-of-Fame inductees Pavel Bure and Joe Sakic (Photos by: Eliot Schechter/Getty Images/NHLI and Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Two Moves That Could’ve Changed Rangers History

Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.

06/27/2012

Stanley Cup Finals

Silverman: It’s Just A Matter Of Time Before The Devils Go Home

The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.

06/05/2012

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers looks on after losing Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Cup Dream Goes Up In Flames

A season of destiny has come crashing down for the Rangers who expected to reach the finals.

WFAN–05/26/2012

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DeBoer: Devils’ Best Against Rangers To Come In Game 6

Eighteen years ago, Mark Messier set the stage for one of sports’ most dramatic moments. Suddenly-fiery Devils coach Peter DeBoer almost went there, too.

05/25/2012

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