Nothing Confirmed But All Signs Point to Carcillo Being Inserted into Game 3 Lineup

A little gamesmanship from Alain Vigneault at today’s practice as he refused to confirm the Rangers Game 3 lineup. However, there were a few hints dropped that lead most to believe Dan Carcillo will make his 2014 playoff debut tonight in his former stomping grounds. Here’s Vigneault after this morning’s session (via Bergen Record) … “Dan’s an experienced player, he brings...
Via NY Rangers Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault Succeeding Where Tortorella Erred

One of the most frustrating aspects of John Tortorella’s tenure as head coach of the Rangers was his absolute refusal to roll four lines and six defensemen in the playoffs. He attempted to ride his horses to victory, but ultimately just rode them into the ground while the Rangers postseason opponents took advantage of Tortorella’s overuse of key players as the fourth line of...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Pay Tribute To Steven McDonald With “Above & Beyond” Motto In The Playoffs

During the presentation of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award to Mats Zuccarello before the start of the Rangers final home game this season, New York City Police Officer McDonald, who the award is named after, had a message for Alain Vigneault and his team… “The other night we were reminded what it means to perform above and beyond the call of duty when two of my brother...
Via NY Rangers Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reflecting On The Coach Trade

Last summer the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers effectively traded coaches.  Alain Vigneault left Vancouver to coach the Rangers and John Tortorella left New York to coach the Canucks.  This would be a pretty good opportunity to compare the two coaches with each other's teams.  A season has been played.  The New York Rangers had a solid playoff season.  They posted...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault Explains Miller “Commitment” Comment

After yesterday’s practice, Alain Vigneault mentioned that one of the reasons the Rangers recalled JT Miller is that he has the potential and skill set to be able to fill-in if someone in the lineup goes down. In response to that comment, Vigneault was pressed on his past remarks questioning Miller’s commitment… “I would say those comments might have been interpreted by you...
Via NY Rangers Blog
7 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Recall JT Miller

The New York Rangers have recalled JT Miller today, just ahead of the first round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Wolf Pack’s season is practically over and I would expect an influx of ‘black aces’ in the near future. Miller was scolded in the media by Alain Vigneault on April 2nd, following his demotion to Hartford. Jesper Fast has fit nicely in his brief...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Debunking the “Vigneault doesn’t play the kids” myth

When Alain Vigneault had some choice comments for J.T. Miller following his demotion back to the AHL, after being given a golden opportunity to take a critical role for the Rangers, many fans called for AV’s head. The arguments thrown out had nothing to do with his successes as the coach this year, but that […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault shuffles Rangers’ defensemen

It will continue to be replacement by committee for the Rangers as they try to fill the irreplaceable void left by the injury to Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers best skater and stalwart defenseman missed his second straight game in Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Senators at the Garden, with coach Alain Vigneault calling him “day-to-day” with his left-shoulder injury sustained...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault gives J.T. Miller some tough love

There’s a specific reason why I waited a little bit to address the comments Alain Vigneault made about J.T. Miller yesterday. First, there was a ton of over reaction from the majority of the fan base, and we wanted to let that subside. Second, I wanted to let the comments settle in before I addressed […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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