Hartnett: Team USA Should Handle Injury-Ravaged Slovakia In Olympic OpenerIt will be crucial for the U.S. to get off to a flying start in their opening game against Slovakia, as the top four teams at the end of the preliminary round will automatically advance to the quarterfinals.
Hartnett: Rental Scenario Could Force Rangers To Hold On To Capt. CallahanFor the moment, Rangers fans can exhale. Captain Ryan Callahan will remain property of the Blueshirts throughout the Sochi games.
Silverman: Surging Rangers Must Retain Callahan So They Can Continue The FightTrading him might be a logical business move, but it would take the heart right out of this team at the worst possible time.
Captain Callahan Focused On Rangers, Not Trade TalkIt was business as usual Tuesday night for Rangers captain Ryan Callahan. All the trade speculation? Forget about it. That's put aside when he steps on the ice.
Hartnett: Sather, Don't Play With Fire; Trade Callahan Before Olympics FreezeBarring a sudden breakthrough in negotiations, the Rangers must trade captain Ryan Callahan before Friday's 3 p.m. roster freeze. If they don't, they are taking a huge risk.
Hartnett: Ryan Callahan Must Lower His Demands To Remain With The RangersIf Ryan Callahan's comments can be taken at face value, his desire is to remain with the only organization he's ever known.
Hartnett: Could Rangers Deal Callahan And Girardi? Never Say NeverShould Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their "superstar deal" demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.
Nash Bangs Home Rebound Late, Rangers Edge StarsRick Nash snapped a tie with 1:58 left, and the New York Rangers sent the Dallas Stars to their fifth straight loss, 3-2 on Friday night.
Silverman: Olympic Hockey May Be Superb, But It Simply Makes No SenseThe fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.
Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi OlympicsIn addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
Hartnett: Ranger 'Blood Brothers' McDonagh, Stepan Pack Their Bags For SochiA competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can't stand losing to one another.
No Ryan? No Okposo? USA Hockey GM Explains Much-Debated Olympic RosterUSA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. "We did not pick the best 25 players," general manager David Poile said Wednesday.
Three Rangers Make 2014 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team; Okposo SnubbedThe U.S. men's hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced. Bobby Ryan didn't make the cut. Neither did Kyle Okposo.
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's USA Hockey Roster Projections For Sochi 2014 USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.