from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, “Unless they’ve changed the rules, even if we go in there Saturday and we win, they’re not going to hand us the Cup,’’ Alain Vigneault told ESPN.com Thursday.
“For us, at the end of the day, what it is, is two points in an 82-game schedule, a non-conference game against one of the best teams in the East that happens to be the team that beat us last year.”
Hey, he gets it. One of the NHL’s most veteran coaches, Vigneault understands the interest in the game.
“I know there’s going to be a lot of hype for that game, but we’re a different team than we were last year. We’ve added some different components,” Vigneault said. “Boston is pretty much the same team, but it’s a new year. We’re going to just go in there and try and play our best game.”