Sean Hartnett

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Henrik Lundqvist, Ben Bishop (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Can Bishop Beat A King? Previewing Game 7 Between The Pipes

We’re not talking about chess here, folks. Ben Bishop and Henrik Lundqvist will square off Friday night, with the hope of sending their team to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.


Derick Brassard celebrates after scoring against Lightning goalie Ben Bishop in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Amalie Arena on May 26, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Game 6 Hero Brassard Was Born To Deliver On Big Stage

Need a big-game performance? Better call Brass, who has ignited the Rangers’ top line.


Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, center, makes a save against the Rangers during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Better Man Up With The Man Advantage Immediately

The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.