Hartnett: Rangers Look And Feel Different After Jettisoning ExperienceBy shedding longtime alternate captains Derek Stepan and Dan Girardi, the Rangers have significantly altered their core while gaining precious salary cap space to be a major player in free agency.
Hartnett: Rangers Caught A Break With Vegas Taking LindbergAlthough Oscar Lindberg’s stock is on the rise, the Rangers lucked out on Wednesday night when the Vegas Golden Knights drafted the most replaceable of an important foursome.
Hartnett: Rangers Moving Into Position For Run At ShattenkirkSuddenly, the Rangers’ salary cap crunch may be alleviated due to multiple factors.
Hartnett: Rangers Should Inquire About Canadiens' GalchenyukThe Rangers have already begun making significant changes to their core. It's probably going to continue soon, real soon.
Hartnett: Look Up 'Warrior' In Dictionary And You'll See Girardi's FaceIt will be strange visiting the Rangers’ practice facility in Greenburgh for September’s training camp and not seeing Dan Girardi’s smiling face.
Hartnett: Time Has Come For Rangers To Buy Out Girardi Or StaalDan Girardi and Marc Staal have proudly represented the Rangers for a decade, but at least one of them needs to go.
Hartnett: When Lundqvist Goes, Rangers Won't Be Short Talent In NetHenrik Lundqvist has carried the torch of modern goaltending greatness to a peerless standard over the last 12 seasons.
Hartnett: Fast's Hip Surgery Shouldn't Scare Off Vegas In Expansion DraftFast has proven to be reliable in a number of roles throughout his four years with the Rangers.
Hartnett: Polar Opposites Crosby, Subban Clash In Stanley Cup FinalPittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban have taken center stage in a Stanley Cup Final that has already reached its boiling point.
Hartnett: Penguins' Guentzel Has Taken The Cup Final By StormThe Pittsburgh Penguins captured Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final without playing anything close to their A-game. It was a totally different case in Game 2.
Hartnett: Despite Game 1 Loss, Expect Predators To Give Penguins FitsThroughout the playoffs, the 16th-seeded Nashville Predators have gained admirers due to their next-man-up mentality and suffocating brand of defense.
Hartnett: A 5-Point Plan For A Successful Rangers OffseasonAs franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist enters the twilight of his career, there’s going to be increased yearly pressure on the Rangers to deliver him a Stanley Cup-worthy cast of teammates.