Alain it is.
Every site you go to, every poll you read, most Rangers fans wanted Alain Vigneault over any other coach on the job market. Some wanted Mark Messier. A few wanted Dave Tippett. Maybe three people wanted Guy Boucher or Lindy Ruff. But for the most part, it has been an AV love fest from the fans and media alike.
I understand the appeal. He’s the most winningest coach available (except for Torts, oddly enough). However, based on comments I’ve read on this site and on Twitter, it alarms me how little people know about Alain Vigneault other than his win-loss record. The whole “Alain would have won a Cup, if it weren’t for Luongo” is pretty much the extent of anyone’s analysis.
We’ll compadres, you probably know win/loss records aren’t enough for me when it comes to analyzing coaching. I figured today would be a good time to break down the positives and negatives of having Alain Vigneault as our new head coach.
It’s hard to argue against success. Under Alain’s lea...