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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

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Won’t Cave, So Stepan Should Settle On Bridge Deal

Derek Stepan does not have a leg to stand on, and let’s be honest, the Rangers have held the power cards throughout the summer.

09/11/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Playing With Fire If They Fail To Extend Lundqvist Pronto

There isn’t any reason why Rangers GM Glen Sather should play with fire and potentially expose Henrik Lundqvist to free agency in 2014.

09/10/2013

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

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Agree To Terms With Carl Hagelin, Justin Falk

The 24-year-old Hagelin was a restricted free agent. He scored 10 goals and added 14 assists in 48 games for the Blueshirts this past season, his second in the league.

07/10/2013

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh Agrees To New Contract With Rangers

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh has agreed to a new contract to remain with the Rangers.

07/08/2013

Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Michael Del Zotto To Be Odd Man Out In Rangers’ Plans

With the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.

07/03/2013

Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lecavalier Buyout Impacts Chances Of Richards-Rangers Breakup

First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?

06/27/2013

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

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

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 Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

On Brink Of Elimination, John Tortorella Has ‘Full Faith’ In The Rangers

“We’ll meet (Wednesday), practice, and we’re going to try to win a game,” Tortorella said. “That’s all you can do. Down 3-0, it’s a very tough situation, but I have full faith in our athletes. They will be ready to play another game.”

05/22/2013

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

The Rangers’ Taylor Pyatt, left, attempts to jam the puck into the corner of the net in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 16, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bruins Dominate Rangers In Overtime Before Marchand Ends Game 1

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.

05/17/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers plays against the Boston Bruins on January 19, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Shot-Blocking Rangers Ready To Drop The Puck In Boston

Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Bruins. Of course, they have to get it to him first and that’s a tough task against the Rangers.

05/16/2013

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