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Despite offseason promise, Alain Vigneault still hesitant to rest Dan Girardi

This offseason, head coach Alain Vigneault said the plan was to get defenseman Dan Girardi some rest from time to time. The idea made sense, as Girardi played most of last season with a fractured kneecap, and was just downright awful. This was on top of his declining play becoming the focal point among fans. […] The post Despite offseason promise, Alain Vigneault still hesitant...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
3 days ago

The hidden defensive problem the Rangers must fix

It’s clear Alain Vigneault wants offense from his defensemen, but one thing that might get lost in that demand from the Rangers coach is he also desperately needs defense from his forwards. Looking back on Thursday night’s 4-2 loss to the Islanders in Brooklyn, it was easy to pin a couple of defensive lapses on...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Alain Vigneault shrugs off Barclays Center ice issues

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is used to dealing with bad ice around the league, so the historically poor conditions at Barclays Center were hardly a new obstacle. As Vigneault’s Rangers prepared for a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Thursday night in Brooklyn, he wasn’t altering his game plan just to deal with the consistently...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

WATCH: Rangers beat Ducks for Alain Vigneault's 600th win

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault deflected credit to his players after earning his 600th career victory in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
Via SNY
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers douse Flames at MSG on Sunday

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist talk about a 4-3 victory for the Blueshirts over the Calgary Flames as they look ahead to the rest of their home stand.
Via SNY
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers give coach Alain Vigneault two-year extension

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have signed coach Alain Vigneault to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 season. The 55-year-old Vigneault was under contract through next season under the five-year deal he signed in June 2013. Vigneault said Tuesday that general manager Jeff Gorton initially brought up the topic last summer and talks began about a month...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alain Vigneault talks new year for New York Rangers

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault comments on the team's performance in the preseason so far, and discusses their recent roster moves.
Via SNY
October 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault: Kevin Hayes 'not good enough'

The New York Rangers have gone 3-6-1 over their last 10 games, and head coach Alain Vigneault was not afraid to single out a certain player for the team's struggles.That player: forward Kevin Hayes."I think we all have our tipping points, and I think Kevin has had an extra-long leash, especially considering [center Derek Stepan] was out for quite some time," Vigneault said in regard...
Via Yardbarker
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault fires back at Claude Julien

Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien got a little testy Friday after forward Brad Marchand received a questionable goaltender interference penalty against the New York Rangers, and Alain Vigneault is firing back. Julien took issue with what he believed was “acting” on goalie Henrik Lundqvist’s part after Marchand made contact with him on his way by the net, but the Rangers...
Via NESN.com
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mixed feelings among NHL coaches in regard to net size

The discussion over the size of nets in the NHL has grown into quite the topic of conversation—as if debating whether three-on-three OT is terrible or the coaches’ challenges are effective aren’t enough to keep everyone occupied in between watching hockey games.The lack of scoring in conjunction with the size of the nets and goalie equipment reportedly became a talking point...
Via Yardbarker
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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