Hartnett's Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.
Hartnett: Rangers' Anton Stralman Finally Gets Recognition He DeservesNo NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.
Hartnett: Rangers’ Defensive Stalwarts Made Life Difficult For Crosby In Game 1Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.
Hartnett: Rangers Teammates Hoping Cally Sticks Around Past DeadlineKevin Klein is hoping that Callahan remains in New York, but understands why his former OHL teammate is playing hardball with the Rangers on a new contract.
Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers' Blue LineMake no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.
Hartnett: Reasons For Rangers Fans To Feel Optimistic In 2014This team is trending in an upward direction thanks largely to Henrik Lundqvist rediscovering his confidence at an important juncture in the 2013-14 season.
Hartnett: With Lundqvist Extension Done, Sather Must Arm Rangers For Cup RunWith Henrik Lundqvist's extension completed, Glen Sather is going to need to get very creative to supply the goaltender with the talent required for a legitimate Stanley Cup run.
Hartnett: With Nash's Return On Horizon, Rangers Must Take Play To New Level Nash has not suited up for the Rangers since suffering a concussion in San Jose on October 8. The 29-year-old winger has skated for nine consecutive days.
Hartnett: Predicting The Rangers' Opening-Night Roster A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers' opening-night roster.
Hartnett: Rangers' Zuccarello Finally Has Chance To Make Good On PotentialZuccarello showed Rangers fans the clearest indication of his staying power when he returned from the KHL at the back end of last season.
Hartnett: Expect Michael Del Zotto To Be Odd Man Out In Rangers' PlansWith the start of free agency looming on Friday, the Rangers should be looking to shed salary in order to get in on the action.