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ALAIN VIGNEAULT RUMORS

Zuccarello should be '100 percent' by August

On Tuesday, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said on Tuesday that Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello was progressing well in his recovery from a brain contusion and a hairline fractured skull."I got an email from our medical staff last week, everything is coming along fine and he should be 100 percent, I was told, by the beginning of August," Vigneault said.Zuccarello hasn't played...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

What went right/wrong: Alain Vigneault’s coaching

The coaching of Alain Vigneault has come under fire in past months, as he appeared to be routinely outcoached by Barry Trotz and Jon Cooper in the playoffs. Compounding this was his decision to play Tanner Glass regularly, a decision which left most fans baffled. But Vigneault is a Jack Adams finalist, so it’s not […]
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault: Rangers D-Man Ryan McDonagh Played On Broken Foot

Many NHL players play through pain and injury in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Ryan McDonagh is the latest example. The Rangers captain and No. 1 defenseman left Friday night’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the first period. He returned later in the period, but it was clear he wasn’t at full strength. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault...
Via NESN.com
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Alain Vigneault getting out-coached?

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Washington Capitals are succeeding at getting the New York Rangers away from their rush-based offense, forcing them to play more of a cycle game. Generally speaking, the Caps have adjusted their breakouts and neutral zone play to limit passing and skating lanes, which forces the Rangers into more of Read more → The post Is Alain Vigneault getting...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Focus turns to Alain Vigneault as Rangers head into postseason

It’s almost unfair. Every article I read about coach of the year candidates, Alain Vigneault barely gets any ink. As beloved as AV is by the NY beat, outside of the metro, he might as well be a ghost. Deciding who should be the coach of the year is almost an impossible exercise. No one Read more → The post Focus turns to Alain Vigneault as Rangers head into postseason appeared...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers preview: defense and goalies

Tonight begins the New York Rangers 2014-15 season, their second under coach Alain Vigneault and his offensive-minded style of defensive play. Monday night’s announcement of Ryan McDonagh taking over duties as team Captain further establish coach Vigneault’s stance on his D. The new captain was last year’s team MVP and top defenseman, finishing the year with a career high 43...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault rips Canadiens for booting Rangers assistant

Montreal Canadiens head coach Michael Therrien was unhappy that New York Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson was watching his team’s Saturday practice and asked him to leave. Samuelsson eventually got up and left, but Rangers general manager Glen Sather and assistant coach Dan Lacroix showed up a short while after that to watch Montreal skate. Therrien said Saturday that there...
Via NESN.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vigneault backs off JT Miller comments

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault may not have meant for his comments regarding JT Miller to be “pointy”, but they sure sounded like it at the time. Yesterday, Vigneault clarified his previous comments. Via Katie Strang: “I would say those comments might have been interpreted by you as pointed. I would say to you that 95 percent of young players have to figure it...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The lines Alain Vigneault found success with are about to be changed, probably for good

The return of Derek Dorsett plus the call up of J.T. Miller minus Mats Zuccarello and maybe Ryan Callahan equals…? I still can’t get used to Alain Vigneault’s steady line combinations after four years of John Tortorella’s incessant juggling, but Vigneault has stuck with the same combinations for quite some time now.  It’s worth nothing that the Rangers finally turned...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the New York Rangers at the Olympic Break

As the NHL heads into the Olympic Break with about a quarter of the season left to play out, untold mayhem stirs on the horizon. The picture you see in the standings today will likely transform into something much different by April 13, at which point we can put a definitive stamp on each team’s (regular season) report card. But with the Olympics representing something of a mid...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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