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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

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider Proving To Be A Lead Dog In Rangers’ Turnaround

Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.

11/01/2013

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

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Expect Henrik Lundqvist To Shine In MSG Opener

Magic tends to happen when the 31-year-old Swede takes his customary place between the pipes at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

10/28/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Ready To Finally Give Kreider A Legitimate Look

The 22-year-old isn’t harping on his previous disappointments. This is an entirely fresh chance under a new coach in Vigneault, whose uptempo system could make best use of Kreider’s array of offensive abilities.

10/22/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Prove They’re Strong Enough To Survive Injury Hell

On Thursday evening, the Rangers announced the discouraging news that their heart-and-soul captain is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a broken thumb.

10/18/2013

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Everybody Chill Out — Vigneault In Process Of Reprogramming Rangers

Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.

10/11/2013

Ottawa's Chris Neil is attended to by a trainer after being hit into the boards hard on a check against the Boston Bruins, at Scotiabank Place, on March 11, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: For Starters, NHL Should Hand Out 10-Game Bans For Headshots

While medical science has progressed, true progress has yet to be made by the league regarding headshots. Players are still targeting the heads of fellow professionals, and are only receiving small bans for their actions.

10/10/2013

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers shoots the puck into the corner in the third period of their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Brad Richards Has Been Reborn Under Vigneault

The Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 3-1, on Monday night at Staples Center. Richards was front and center in Vigneault’s first victory as head coach of the Blueshirts as he scored two of three Rangers goals.

10/08/2013

Marek Hrivik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Predicting The Rangers’ Opening-Night Roster

A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.

09/25/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Labels Nash As Elite, Excited To Be Working With Talented Rangers

After putting his team through the paces, Vigneault spoke of his excitement to be to working with “elite” winger Rick Nash.

09/14/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lundqvist’s Legacy Will Ultimately Be Measured By Richter’s Ruler

Lundqvist would probably trade in all of his endorsement deals, give away closets full of designer suits and hand over the keys to his Maserati in an instant if it meant he could take one sip from Lord Stanley’s Cup.

09/05/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Needs To Look At Blackhawks For New Rangers Game Plan

Vigneault needs to do what comes naturally for him, and that means developing offensive creativity on a team that’s been nearly bereft of that commodity.

06/26/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Outlines Plan To Rejuvenate Rangers

Vigneault is ready to breathe fresh life into the Rangers. It’s going to be a new era of exciting, offensively-expressive hockey now that Vigneault is replacing John Tortorella behind the Blueshirts’ bench.

06/21/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Flaws, But Will Be Improvement Over Tortorella

Vigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.

06/19/2013

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