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from Katie Strang of ESPN New York,
Alain Vigneault, one of the top candidates for the Rangers' coaching job, was in New York on Friday, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.
With the whole Rangers front office en route to the East Coast from California, it's believed Vigneault was in New York to meet with team owner James Dolan.
A team spokesperson and spokesperson for Dolan declined to comment when reached via email Friday night.
Vigneault met with the Rangers earlier this week in La Quinta, Calif., during the team's organizational meetings and made a strong case for himself to succeed the recently dismissed John Tortorella.
However, even if the Rangers choose to offer Vigneault the job, he might have a tough choice to make.
Multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com that Vigneault is a top candidate for the vacant coaching job with the Dallas Stars. He interviewed with general manager Jim Nill before flying to California to meet with the Rangers.
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Alain Vigneault is on the verge to be the next Rangers coach. #RDS — Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 15, 2013 … not sure how I really feel about this IF Vigneault really does become the next head coach of the New York Rangers. Yes, Vigneault has the experience and I would much rather have [...]
On the same night news surfaced that Alain Vigneault was in New York today to meet with Jimmy Dolan, news also broke that Vigneault has turned down the head coaching job in Dallas. While there hasn’t been any official word from the organization, many of the usual suspects in the media (e.g., Larry Brooks, John Shannon, Bob McKenzie, etc.) have put two and two together and are expecting...
The Dallas Stars are having a really tough time finding a head coach. A week after Dallas Eakins turned down sunny Dallas to coach in not sunny Edmonton, Alain Vigneault appears to have turned down Big D for the Big Apple.
According to Larry Broks of the NY Post:
Vigneault, who brought the Canucks within one victory of the Stanley Cup in 2011, is believed to have met with Garden...
Amid reports that Alain Vigneault is the New York Rangers' choice to replace fired coach John Tortorella, the team still isn't ready to make that announcement.
Vigneault has emerged from a group of candidates that included former Rangers captain Mark Messier as the favorite to land the job. He interviewed at the club's organizational meetings in California and then met...
Alain Vigneault will succeed John Tortorella
The Rangers have yet to schedule a formal announcement, but it’s all but official that Alain Vigneault will succeed John Tortorella as head coach. The Suit will have more on the pros and cons of the hiring tomorrow, but let’s take a look at some key questions in the immediate aftermath of today’s news.
How does this affect Mark...
Alain Vigneault is the new head coach of the New York Rangers, as reported by several outlets on Saturday afternoon. Vigneault, the former head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, will take over the position recently vacated by John Tortorella.
There was some belief that Vigneault might stand behind the bench in Dallas, but reports surfaced that he had turned down the position...
@SunGarrioch Coach A Vigneault of 6:30am flight to NYC. #interview?— Tony De Marinis (@tonydmayor) June 14, 2013
According to some random guy which was re-tweeted by the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch, Alain Vigneault is on a plane today destined for NYC, presumably for a second interview with the Rangers. Job offer in the works? Stay tuned....
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Welp, it looks like Alain Vigneault's flight to New York yesterday was to meet with James Dolan and I guess it was an effective meeting as apparently the former Canucks coach turned down a significant offer from the Dallas Stars after interviewing with the Rangers owner. He is now considered the hands down favorite for the position.
Here's some more on Vigneault.
As Paul noted on Friday evening, ESPN New York's Katie Strang was reporting that Alain Vigneault was being heavily pursued by both the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers, and just before midnight, TSN reported that the worm had turned (pun intended, not disrespect):
Alain Vigneault will not be the next head coach of the Dallas Stars.
The former Vancouver Canucks bench...
Alain Vigneault agreed in principle to become the Head Coach of the New York Rangers
Two things can be said about the new head coach of the New York Rangers: It’s not Mark Messier and it is Alain Vigneault. Exactly 18 years and one day after winning the Stanley Cup, Mark Messier was informed he would not be the head coach of the Rangers.
According to ESPNNewYork.com Vigneault...
Alain Vigneault is being signed right now to become the next head coach of the Rangers, per source #NYR
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) June 15, 2013
Report: Alain Vigneault to become #Rangers head coach: http://t.co/nEf3yzU78l #NHL
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 15, 2013
It sounds like it’s a mere formality at this point ladies and gentlemen. Multiple outlets including, NHL.com and ESPN New York are reporting it’s a done deal and Alain Vigneault is going to be the next head coach of the New York Rangers. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Vigneault removed his [...]
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
The leader in the clubhouse would be Alain Vigneault. That, of course, excludes the other leader in the clubhouse named Mark Messier.
This is the state of the Rangers’ search for a coach that paused yesterday following Vigneault’s visit on Tuesday with general manager Glen Sather and front office personnel at the club’s organizational...
The NY Rangers have found their new head coach. His name is Alain Vigneault.
Reports made the rounds on Twitter late Friday night that the Rangers were very impressed with AV. Its believed that AV interviewed with MSG owner James Dolan. On Tuesday, he met with Rangers GM Glen Sather. The Rangers want to end their search and offer. No official offer has been made to Vigneault yet.