Report: Sabres don’t contact Tocchet about coaching vacancy

Phil Housley, Scott Arniel among the remaining options The Sabres haven’t contacted Penguins assistant Rick Tocchet for their head coaching position according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. “I'm surprised to learn the Sabres did not contact Rick Tocchet about coaching vacancy,” tweeted Dreger this morning. Tocchet has been with the Penguins since 2012, meaning new Sabres general...
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11 days ago

Rangers’ extra time in video room pays off in big way on ice

The Rangers’ dramatic improvement at the faceoff dots from 23rd overall last year at 49.2 percent to fourth in the NHL at 54.4 percent entering Sunday’s match at the Garden against the Coyotes isn’t simply a matter of happenstance. “During the summer, Arnie [associate coach Scott Arniel] sent all of our centermen video footage of...
Via New York Post
October 24, 2016

Report: Travis Green, Scott Arniel among Avalanche coaching candidates

The Colorado Avalanche are starting to move on without Patrick Roy. Roy exited the Avalanche organization earlier this month over not having enough control over the roster. The move left Colorado’s GM Joe Sakic scrambling for a late offseason coaching hire. Sakic appears to have found some candidates. According to Mike Chambers and Terry Frei of the Denver Post, the Avalanche are...
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August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Rangers hire Keith McCambridge as assistant at Hartford

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have hired Keith McCambridge to be an assistant coach of the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). General manager Jeff Gorton announced the hiring Wednesday. The 42-year-old McCambridge spent the previous five seasons as the head coach for two of the Winnipeg Jets' AHL teams - the St. John's IceCaps (2011-15) and the Manitoba Moose last season. He also...
Via Associated Press
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Simple system tweaks to help the Rangers as the season closes

The Rangers are at a crossroads. Specifically Alain Vigneault, Ulf Samuelsson, and Scott Arniel are at a crossroads. They will not change deployment. They cannot change the roster. The only thing left for them to change is the system in which the Rangers play. Change it to something that is not only easy to learn, […] The post Simple system tweaks to help the Rangers as the season...
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March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Open Thread 4/3: Four Thoughts

1) One additional thing I noticed during last night’s game… how Scott Arniel deploys the power play. Earlier this season, the Rangers used a 1-3-1 strategy inside the offensive zone. I think the Rangers got away from this method somewhat because the Rangers are chock full of left handed shots and it left the Rangers vulnerable defensively. In fact, Stepan is currently the only...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers lose Assistant Coach Dan Lacroix to Montreal

The Montreal Canadiens have hired Rangers Assistant Coach Dan Lacroix to their coaching staff. Lacroix joined the Rangers last summer, watching games from the press box to give coach Alain Vigneault the “eye in the sky” view. Lacroix’s depature leaves Scott Arniel, Ulf Samuelsson, and Benoit Allaire as the coaching staff under AV. The post Rangers lose Assistant Coach Dan Lacroix...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks ask permission to speak to Scott Arniel; Pens ask for Samuelsson

It appears that Rangers assistant coaches are in high demand. Just hours after the Hurricanes asked to speak to Ulf Samuelsson about their head coaching vacancy, John Shannon reported that the Canucks asked to speak to Scott Arniel. Shannon also noted that the Penguins asked to speak to Samuelsson.
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks Request Permission to Speak With Arniel

Looks like filling out the Rangers roster won’t be the only task for Glen Sather this summer as a day after Carolina asked permission to speak with Ulf Samuelsson about their head coaching vacancy, the Canucks have asked to talk with Scott Arniel about their opening. Arniel, who was the head coach in Columbus from 2010-2012, served as the head coach of the Canucks’ AHL affiliate...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers coaching staff plays key role in 3-0 Stanley Cup deficit

The Ranger have problems. Obviously, they must have some significant ones since they are down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final to the Kings despite having two goal leads in two of the games. A major problem is the coaching staff’s lack of adjustment on the power play. The Rangers have 26 minutes of power play time through three games and have just one goal to show for it. A goal, which...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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