Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Gorton Demonstrates Cap Mastery By Signing Stepan To Fair-Market Deal

Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.

07/27/2015

Derek Stepan

Hartnett: There’s Time For Rangers, Stepan To Avoid Arbitration Unpleasantness

As the hours tick closer to Monday’s scheduled 9 a.m. arbitration hearing, Derek Stepan and the Rangers have much work in front of them.

07/24/2015

Plaxico Burress (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Oops! 10 Freak Off-The-Field Injuries In New York Sports

In light of Jason Pierre-Paul’s freak fireworks injury, we’ve given a lot of thought to some of the strangest off-field injuries suffered by New York sports figures.

07/23/2015

Martin St. Louis

Hartnett: Surefire Hall Of Famer Martin St. Louis Thrived In A Big Man’s Game

There are good players, there are great players, and then there is the rarest of player who creates an everlasting legacy. Recently retired winger Martin St. Louis falls into the third bracket.

07/21/2015

New York Rangers president Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Oilers To Raise Banner For Glen Sather Before Game Against Rangers

The Oilers will raise a banner at Rexall Place to honor former coach, general manager and executive Glen Sather before their game against the Rangers on Dec. 11.

07/21/2015

Mat Bodie

Rangers Sign Minor League Defenseman Mat Bodie

Bodie played in 75 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) last season, finishing with five goals and 27 assists.

07/17/2015

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: New Rangers GM Gorton Is Passing Early Tests With Flying Colors

When Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton took charge on July 1, he inherited a roster that was carefully molded into an Eastern Conference superpower by predecessor Glen Sather.

07/16/2015

Jacob deGrom

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

07/16/2015

Jesper Fast

Rangers Sign Restricted Free Agents Jesper Fast, J.T. Miller.

The signings leave only Derek Stepan as the major unsigned restricted free agent with the Rangers.

07/15/2015

Emerson Etem

Rangers Sign Restricted Free Agents Emerson Etem, Oscar Lindberg

Etem had five goals and five assists in 45 games for the Anaheim Ducks. He also had three goals in 12 postseason games. The California native has 15 career goals and 16 assists.

07/14/2015

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Contract Showdown Looming Between New Rangers GM And Veteran Stepan

On Monday afternoon, the NHLPA announced that Derek Stepan’s arbitration hearing has been set for July 27 in Toronto. This means it’s crunch time for the cap-crunched Blueshirts.

07/14/2015

Jacob Degrom

Top 10 Drafts By New York City-Area Sports Teams Over The Past Decade

They may not have a ton of championships to show for it, but several of the local pro sports teams have had tremendous drafts over the last 10 years.

07/08/2015

Emerson Etem

Hartnett: Meet Emerson Etem, The Rangers’ New High-Potential Winger

There’s a strong chance Etem makes the most of his new opportunity with the Rangers and flourishes.

07/08/2015

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

Silverman: No Player Showed More Determination Than Martin St. Louis

From a championship perspective, the St. Louis acquisition was a failure. However, he brought energy, commitment and guts to the ice on an every-night basis.

07/03/2015

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Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers hugs teammate Brian Boyle #22 after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six to win the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rangers Bound For Finals

The Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens in six games and won the NHL Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 1994, on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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