Sean Hartnett

Derek Stepan

Hartnett: Derek Stepan On Track To Be A Special Player In Rangers History

Derek Stepan has accomplished much in his young career and he will only improve over the course of the six-year, $39 million contract he signed on Monday.

07/28/2015

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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