Torts Has 'Damaged' Relationship With Richards; Regrets How It Played Out"It kills me, it kills me," Tortorella told TSN. "That kid there ... that kid there, I grew up with him. I learned a lot from him in Tampa. We grew up together in Tampa. I don't know where (the relationship) went."
Hartnett's Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup PredictionsThe new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.
Hartnett: Vigneault Will Win Over Rangers Fans By Being The Anti-TortsSo begins hockey's version of "Trading Places." Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other's former worlds.
Silverman: Forget That It's The Preseason, Rangers-Tortorella Is Must-See TVPreseason hockey? Normally a supreme waste of time, but not in this case. The Rangers are on a long preseason road trip and they will be facing the Vancouver Canucks in the great Pacific Northwest. And you know what that means. Torts.
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.
Season Preview: Rangers HC Alain Vigneault Brings Softer Tone To MSG The message from the New York Rangers' bench might not be any different from in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Hartnett: Sather’s Bully Tactics Could Prolong Stepan Negotiations There's zero chance that Glen Sather's bully tactics will accelerate stalled talks with restricted free-agent center Derek Stepan.
Silverman: With New York Being New York, Rangers' Vigneault Will Have No HoneymoonThere should be no dancing or partying as the New York Rangers continue with their preseason. A win over the Philadelphia Flyers with Alain Vigneault is nice, but there’s nothing to crow about.
Hartnett: Vigneault Labels Nash As Elite, Excited To Be Working With Talented RangersAfter putting his team through the paces, Vigneault spoke of his excitement to be to working with "elite" winger Rick Nash.
Hartnett: Rangers Won't Cave, So Stepan Should Settle On Bridge DealDerek Stepan does not have a leg to stand on, and let's be honest, the Rangers have held the power cards throughout the summer.
Hartnett: Lundqvist's Legacy Will Ultimately Be Measured By Richter's RulerLundqvist would probably trade in all of his endorsement deals, give away closets full of designer suits and hand over the keys to his Maserati in an instant if it meant he could take one sip from Lord Stanley's Cup.
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.
Here To Stay: Rangers Decide Not To Buy Out Brad Richards The Rangers announced on Friday that they will not use a compliance buyout on the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and he will be back with the team for the 2013-2014 campaign.
Silverman: Vigneault Needs To Look At Blackhawks For New Rangers Game PlanVigneault needs to do what comes naturally for him, and that means developing offensive creativity on a team that’s been nearly bereft of that commodity.
Ex-Rangers Head Coach John Tortorella Hired By Vancouver CanucksThe Vancouver Canucks hired John Tortorella to be their new coach on Tuesday.