Sean Hartnett

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Sean Hartnett
January 16, 2019 - 9:52 am
When NHL teams flip the switch toward rebuilding, there's the chance of promise but also potential pitfalls. Trusting youth isn’t always a sure thing. Sometimes, it’s hard to gauge whether a young player will meet his full potential or stagnate.
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Cody McLeod fights Matt Martin
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Sean Hartnett
January 14, 2019 - 1:27 pm
There’s no reason why this should still be a debate in 2019. There was a time when conventional wisdom dictated that every NHL team required an enforcer. That time has long passed. Hockey has evolved and any organization that doesn’t keep up with the times will be left behind on the ice. The sport...
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The Rangers' Rick Nash
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Sean Hartnett
January 11, 2019 - 2:44 pm
On Friday morning, news filtered out that former Rangers alternate captain Rick Nash is retiring after 15 NHL seasons. Hockey can be a brutal sport and Nash has endured multiple concussions, leading to a premature retirement from the game at age 34. Nash did the sensible thing by putting his long-...
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Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse and Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei react after a goal by Arizona right wing Mario Kempe (not pictured) in the first period on Jan. 6, 2019, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
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Sean Hartnett
January 07, 2019 - 11:37 am
The Rangers appear to have hit rock bottom in the desert. After suffering lopsided defeats to talent-rich opponents in the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, the Blueshirts were embarrassed by the feeble Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.
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The Rangers' Kevin Hayes and Mats Zuccarello (36)
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Sean Hartnett
January 03, 2019 - 12:52 pm
If the Blueshirts do not possess an internal leader capable of setting the tone and keeping teammates on task, they must do whatever it takes to acquire him. That’s as important as chasing Artemi Panarin in free agency.
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Kevin Shattenkirk
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Sean Hartnett
January 01, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Kevin Shattenkirk hasn’t had the best of luck since accomplishing his childhood dream of pulling on a Rangers sweater. Back in the summer of 2017, Shattenkirk accommodated the Blueshirts by sacrificing term and agreeing to a four-year, $26.6 million contract.
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Rangers center Kevin Hayes
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Sean Hartnett
December 28, 2018 - 8:43 am
New Year’s Day is coming and the Rangers will soon be under pressure to make a big decision on the future of 26-year-old center Kevin Hayes.
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Vitali Kravtsov
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Sean Hartnett
December 27, 2018 - 9:39 am
Back in late June, the Rangers stirred debate when they opted to select Vitali Kravtsov with the ninth overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. The Blueshirts could have gone with “safer” options still on the board – including forward Oliver Wahlstrom or defensemen Evan Bouchard and Noah Dobson...
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NHL referee Frederick L'Ecuyer
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Sean Hartnett
December 19, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Lately, the level of refereeing in the NHL has become farcical. On Tuesday, as Rangers forward Vladislav Namestnikov attempted to jam away at a loose puck, he was met with an attack from Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf at 14:15 of the first period.
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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes a save in front of Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch on Dec. 16, 2018, at Madison Square Garden.
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Sean Hartnett
December 17, 2018 - 12:22 pm
Gray, rainy skies surrounded Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Inside the arena, Henrik Lundqvist weathered a different kind of storm for three periods before the Vegas Golden Knights prevailed in overtime with a 4-3 victory.
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