Found June 27, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
It's been almost a week since Alain Vigneault has been named head coach of the New York Rangers and a lot of you have been wondering what kind of style we're going to see from the Blueshirts under his leadership. Here's what Vigneault has said so far... “I like my teams to play the right way, which is: If you’ve got room to make a play, make a play. If you’ve got space and time to carry the puck, carry the puck. If the other team’s got the gap on you or they’re playing you tight, then sometimes you’ve got to make the high percentage play and chip those pucks behind. But I really believe in playing the right way both offensively and defensively.” opposed to Torts, whose game plan was if you've got room to make a play, get it deep and cycle. And under no circumstance is anyone allowed to go to the front of the net. Vigneault also discussed the power play... “Power play is X’s and O’s, but it’s also hard work. Because you know that the penalty-kill...

Vigneault the perfect coach for Zuccarello?

Zuccarello scores pretty goals, will AV get more out of him? As Glen Sather talked about needing a changing in coaching styles and Alain Vigneault talked about giving his skill players ‘more latitude’, you could get a sense that next season has the potential to be a coming out party for a little Norwegian winger that never seemed to match up with John Tortorella. Could Alain...

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Trading Roberto Luongo’s Contract

Roberto Luongo is a goalie. He gets paid a lot of money. The Canucks haven’t been able to trade him. Why? The answer to this question is far ranging, particularly if you don’t necessarily know the ins and outs of the NHL collective bargaining agreement. Luongo’s situation is a complex one, but lucky for you, I’m here to answer all your questions. Why doesn’t anybody want...

Hey Vancouver Canucks fans…it’s time to believe in Torts!

Welcome To Van City John! One got the sense Tuesday, as John Tortorella addressed the Vancouver media for the very first time, that this is the beginning of a brand new relationship. Vigneault wasn’t an outspoken coach but he was lively and provided personality. Torts gives off an aura that’s on a completely superior level than most coaches around the league though and it was...

Will He Stay or Will He Go? A Look at Henrik Lundqvit’s Future in New York

Now that the New York Rangers have named a new head-coach, Alain Vigneault, the organization can shift its attention to the upcoming 2013-2014 and beyond.  There are many questions surrounding the Rangers as the team prepares for the entry draft and the start of free agency.  Will Brad Richards be bought out, as has been [...]

Are The Sedins Really That Sheltered?

Based on some previous work by Michael Parkatti over at Boys on the Bus, I've been trying to improve on his initial try at an Expected Corsi of sorts. Where I'm at right now, and there's more coming on this next week when I've gone through more iterations, is that Corsi is a stronger predictor of Corsi than any combination of factors. That is, if you want to know...

An In-Depth Look At The Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo Trade That May Actually Happen

There was a problem connecting to Twitter. New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted today that the Islanders would be interested in swapping Rick DiPietro for Roberto Luongo. On the surface it looks like a swap of two albatross contracts, but both Islander fans and Canucks fans know there is a lot more to this potential deal than meets the eye. Luongo was drafted 4th...

Tortorella will and won’t be a good for the Canucks…

Done Deal It’s official. What could either be a great move or the Canucks worst nightmare is now a reality. John Tortorella has been named the 17th head coach in franchise history. He received a 5 year contract and is the first American (also first non-Canadian) Canucks head coach. There are a lot of perceptions of Tortorella, some good and some not so good. Good Torts He won the...

‘Under John Tortorella’: Rhianna cover celebrates new Canucks head coach in epic fashion

Vancouver Canucks fans celebrate the hiring of new coach John Tortorella with a pretty slick cover of Rhianna's "Umbrella."

New Coach for the Blueshirts; Changes for Team

The New York Rangers recently hired Alain Vigneault as their new head coach, replacing the recently departed John Tortorella who ironically replaced him as head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.  This writer wishes that organization the best of luck with Torts considering how things went south towards the end of his Rangers tenure. Vigneault is [...]

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Luongo, Cap Space

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Messier leaves Rangers organization

Fresh off the decision to hire Alain Vigneault as head coach, Rangers legend Mark Messier has left the organization to assist in the development of the Kingsbridge Armory Ice Rink in the Bronx. Messier issued a statement to the media: “I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the...
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