Hartnett: Rangers' Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth PositionsTraining camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
Hartnett: Rangers Are 2 Pieces Away From Being Fully Armed For A Stanley Cup RunRangers fans are wondering how Glen Sather will go about supplying head coach Alain Vigneault with the final pieces required for a deep playoff run. If anything, the veteran GM rarely shies away from bold moves.
Hartnett: Islanders Have Owned Rangers With Depth, Relentless ForecheckThe Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders have won all three meetings this season, outscoring the Rangers 13-4. The Isles have dominated, pinning their rivals deep in their own end by dictating pace with their relentless forecheck.
Hartnett: Rangers In Desperate Need Of Bottom 6 Forward HelpThe Rangers' bottom six took a significant hit when 23-year-old winger Jesper Fast was ruled out for two to three weeks following the Rangers' 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Hartnett: Tanner Glass Makes Every Teammate Around Him WorseThe Rangers have a possession anchor in their lineup. Put Tanner Glass on any line, and that line is going to suffer.
Hartnett: Ex-Penguins Glass And Stempniak Are Hoping To Win Over Rangers FansTwo former Penguins forwards looking to impress their new set of fans are veteran forwards Tanner Glass and Lee Stempniak.
Hartnett: Vigneault On A Mission To Replicate Last Season's SuccessIf the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.
Isles Coach Jack Capuano: ‘We Need All 20 Guys Going, And We Didn't Have All 20’"I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. "Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn't have all 20."