Sean Hartnett

Derek Stepan

Hartnett: Salary Cap Squeeze Has Put The Rangers In A Bind

A demand of a long-term deal above $7 million AAV could force the Rangers to do the unthinkable — trade Stepan away.

07/06/2015

Martin St. Louis

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Wore Rangers Sweater Proudly, Raised Bar For Teammates

St. Louis left the Rangers with a parting gift. Every teammate he touched gained something extra by following Marty’s all-effort example.

07/03/2015

Jeff Gorton of the New York Rangers attends the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 26, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers In Good Hands With New GM Jeff Gorton

Meet the new boss — same as the old boss? That’s not entirely accurate, but Rangers fans should be happy with Glen Sather’s successor.

07/02/2015

Carl Hagelin

Hartnett: It’s Hard To See Rangers Keeping Pace Without Speedy Carl Hagelin

The Rangers immediately became weaker by dealing away effective winger Carl Hagelin on Saturday.

06/29/2015

Cam Talbot

Hartnett: Expect Talbot Trade Talks To Go Down To The Wire

In a high-stakes poker game ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft, Rangers general manager Glen Sather doesn’t appear to be breaking a sweat.

06/26/2015

Cam Talbot

Hartnett: Who’s Staying? Who’s Going? Previewing The Rangers’ Offseason

With day one of the June 26-27 NHL Draft edging closer and the July 1 free-agent frenzy just over the horizon, the Rangers are searching for ways to alleviate the salary-cap crunch.

06/23/2015

Bill Daly, Ryan McDonagh

Hartnett: Ryan McDonagh Is A Hero, And It Has Nothing To Do With Hockey

Long before he was named team captain in October 2014, McDonagh showed just how big his heart is by playing a hands-on role in the mentorship of Gino Mangiafridda.

06/17/2015

Cam Talbot (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Should Get Back Quite A Haul When They Trade Talbot

It has long been a foregone conclusion that the Rangers will trade backup goaltender Cam Talbot prior to or during the NHL draft. You could go as far as calling it one of the worst-kept secrets in hockey.

06/15/2015

U.S. players arrive at Memorial Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a training session ahead of their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup match against Sweden, to be played on June 12, 2015. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Fireworks In USWNT-Sweden Women’s World Cup Showdown

Friday night’s Women’s World Cup group stage match between the United States and Sweden should be everything soccer die-hards crave.

06/12/2015

American midfielder Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her second goal during the Group D match of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup against Australia in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 8, 2015. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rapinoe Provided The Spark That Jump-Started The Jittery Americans

Megan Rapinoe is the crafty midfielder that is sparking hope that the United States will leave Canada having ended 16-year Women’s World Cup championship drought.

06/09/2015

Rick Nash

Hartnett: Trading Rick Nash Would Be A Step Back For Win-Now Rangers

Speculation is increasing that the Rangers could explore the possibility of trading star winger Rick Nash in an attempt to free up much-needed cap space.

06/05/2015

Keith Yandle (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Even Though Rangers Fell Short, Yandle Gamble Is Paying Off

General manager Glen Sather didn’t fear the risks when parting with a huge package to pry puck-moving defenseman Keith Yandle from the Coyotes.

06/02/2015

New York Rangers

Hartnett: Rangers Are Not In Need Of A Shakeup Or Culture Change

You don’t tear down a team that was 20 minutes away from making a second consecutive Stanley Cup Final appearance.

06/01/2015

Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Seven

Hartnett: Ousted Rangers Played With Hearts As Big As The City

They played with hearts as big as the city. Nearly men deserve to be celebrated too.

05/30/2015

New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

Hartnett: As Game 7 Nears, Fired-Up Top Line Is Powering Rangers

Top-line trio Rick Nash, Derick Brassard and J.T. Miller have proven critics wrong and are delivering when it matters most.

05/29/2015

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