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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

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Following Disappointing Season, Rangers Fire Coach John Tortorella

The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

05/29/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kallas: If Your Goalie Stands On His Head And You Still Lose, What’s Next?

So what happened to the New York Rangers? Did they take a step back this year? Well, coach John Tortorella says no, but the correct answer — from goalie Henrik Lundqvist — is yes.

05/28/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers’ Second-Round Exit

While Tortorella didn’t want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.

05/26/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Character, Rather Than Skill, Defines Tortorella’s Resilient Rangers

The Blueshirts are very far from being a perfect hockey club – but they’re even further from being branded as a common, run-of-the-mill team.

05/24/2013

Derick Brassard, left, and Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers celebrate Boyle’s goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 23, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kreider Keeps Rangers’ Season Alive, Scores Overtime Winner In Game 4

Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

05/24/2013

Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third period against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Can They Do It Again? Rangers Staring At Uphill Climb In 2nd Straight Series

History is hardly on the Rangers’ side. New York is 2-19 in series in which it trailed 0-2, and no NHL team has won consecutive series after losing the first two games.

05/20/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hands Off The Panic Switch — Rangers Are Far From Done

No team has ever come back from 0-2 deficits in back-to-back series in NHL history. If there’s ever a team that might do it, it’s Tortorella’s prideful Rangers.

05/20/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pin The Rangers’ Game 1 Loss Squarely On Torts

If Tortorella had wanted to take home-ice advantage away from the Bruins, he could have attacked the defense with an extra forechecker and forced the action. Instead, he stuck with his usual plan of attack.

05/17/2013

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers lies on the ice following a play in the third period against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Repeat Walking-Dead Performance In Game 2

The Rangers played like a group of brainless zombies Thursday night, only lacking a lust for flesh — or in their case a lust for goals.

05/17/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

B&C Morning Show: Growing A ‘Nash Mustache’ For Team Unity

Craig pitched the idea of everyone growing a mustache until the Blueshirts’ underachieving winger Rick Nash scores a playoff goal.

WFAN–05/16/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Have Edge In Second-Round Series With Banged-Up Bruins

This series is going to be won in the corners and the dirty areas of the ice. It will be a grind-it-out kind of series that will have John Tortorella’s men licking their chops.

05/15/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blazing-Hot Henrik Lundqvist On Way To Earning His Crown

It’s only the second round, but the Rangers have to be feeding off the momentum provided by Lundqvist’s turn. If he keeps it up, I could be put in position to admit that Lundqvist did indeed earn his crown.

05/14/2013

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