Pre-Season Game One: Rangers Vs Devils

It’s over! It’s finally over! Look, I love summer about as much as anyone you’ll find. But the weeks and months in which we kill time by digging into AHL signings and Kevin loses his mind, turning into the Fashion Police are dreadful. Absolutely miserable. But the offseason is over! Tonight, the Rangers’ officially start the unofficial start to the season; still with me...
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Training Camp Begins & I’m In Vegas?!?!?!?!

Besides winning the Stanley Cup, there’s no greater feeling for a hockey fan than the start of training camp. After an entire summer of free agent signings, ridiculous rumors and line-up speculation…actual hockey is finally played on the ice. So naturally the readers of this blog were jonesing for up-to-the-second news from camp. And what do you get? Nothing. My sincere apologies...
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Vigneault really likes Tanner Glass, which is unusual

If there was any doubt that Tanner Glass was signed by the Rangers because of his relationship with Alain Vigneault, it’s gone now. Glass is here because of Vigneault. With his contract and admiration from his first coach, Glass will get every opportunity to fail with the Rangers. Oh well, we all have that one continue reading...
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Vigneault: “Errrr what’s Monte’s real name” (Danny Kristo)

Poor Danny Kristo. Just a young player trying to make the jump from the AHL to the big show and the one guy who controls his fate doesn’t even know his real name. Kudos to Alain Vigneault (okay, probably somebody down in Hartford) though, as far as hockey nicknames go, “Monte” for a player with continue reading...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Rangers line combinations in September, ’cause why not?

The Rangers training camp roster came out yesterday and Alain Vigneault dropped a few key comments about the roster composition in his first press conference today. Hockey season is upon us, so for ***** and giggles, let’s embark on an exercise in futility and project the Rangers line combinations for the upcoming season. Reading the continue reading...
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All signs point to star defenseman Ryan McDonagh being named NY Rangers captain

The Rangers sent two players to the NHL’s season-opening media tour in Manhattan last week: Henrik Lundqvist and Ryan McDonagh. Lundqvist was there as the franchise goaltender and a star who transcends hockey. McDonagh, well, he is likely the team’s next captain. Alain Vigneault will conduct his first press conference of the 2014-15 NHL season on Thursday to officially open...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers To Name Ryan McDonagh Team Captain

The New York Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning but that soon might change. According to reports, Alain Vigneault will announce defender Ryan McDonagh as the new recipient of the “C” at his first press conference of the season. McDonagh said on Friday that he’s ready to accept the responsibility. “I think I’ve progressed...
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Questions Facing The New York Rangers

from Tal Pinchevsky of, How will the Rangers supplement the forward depth they lost? -- In his first year as Rangers coach, Alain Vigneault rolled all four lines and got consistent scoring from the top three units. He'll be challenged to do that again this season. New York got key plays from Richards and Pouliot, who signed a five-year, $20 million contract with...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams Joins Rangers Coaching Staff

On Saturday, James posted about the possibility of Darryl Williams reuniting with Alain Vigneault on the Rangers coaching staff. Today, the Rangers made it official by announcing Williams will replace the recently departed Dan Lacroix as the team’s assistant coach. Williams spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks. Prior to joining the Canucks...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Hires Rangers Assistant Coach Lacroix

Today, the Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have hired Rangers assistant coach Dan Lacroix. Lacroix, who is a Montreal native, fills the vacancy on Michel Therrien’s coaching staff after assistant coach Gerard Gallant was hired as the Florida Panthers’ new head coach. The 45-year old served as Alain Vigneault’s “eye in the sky” last season as he spent games...
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July 30, 2014  |  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

Rangers Style of Play Suits Stempniak’s Game

If you’re going to succeed in Alain Vigneault’s system, you’re going to have to be able to skate and forecheck. Thankfully for the Rangers, it sounds as if those are two of Lee Stempniak’s strong suits (via Blueshirts United)… “The style of play they play is well-suited to my game, and I think I can contribute, come in and help the team win games. I think this is a really...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Zuccarello and Kreider deals – mixed results for the Rangers

Everyone will be breathing a little easier now Chris Kreider and Mats Zuccarello are under contract for next season but the potential fallout of the two deals really is a mixed bag for the Rangers. Chris Kreider Assuming Alain Vigneault can continue to improve Kreider’s defense, Kreider’s contract should immediately become a bargain. The big, […] The post The Zuccarello and...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Rangers Kids Can Bring-Part 1

Lindberg in Hartford With the New York Rangers being in a bind with cap space currently, chances are they will take a chance bringing up some younger players to fill in roles when needed. They are short, especially when its comes to offense, on the 3rd and 4th lines and that’s where these players will fit in. Alain Vigneault has also mentioned wanting some younger players to get...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

JT Miller Should Get Huge Chance This Season

With the Rangers cap situation less than ideal, it’s not very likely that they’ll have the ability to replace both Brad Richards and Beniot Pouliot’s through free agency or a trade. While Glen Sather will most assuredly find a way to acquire a substitute for one of the two, it’s looking more and more likely JT Miller, along with his $894,167 per year salary, will be designated...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault and John Tortorella: Crossing Paths

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports, Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Before the 2013-14 NHL season, Alain Vigneault and John Tortorella switched roles. The two probably crossed each other’s path in an airport, as Tortorella was let go as head coach of the New York Rangers, but found a new gig in coaching the Vancouver Canucks. Before that, Vigneault was axed in his leading role in Vancouver...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault: 2014 Rangers Were Closer To Winning Stanley Cup Than 2011 Canucks

Alain Vigneault has been to two Stanley Cup Final series as an NHL head coach and he’s still looking for his first championship. His most recent defeat came at the helm of the New York Rangers, who were defeated in this year’s Cup Final by the Los Angeles Kings in five games. Despite winning just a single game against the Kings, Vigneault believes his 2014 Rangers squad was closer...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Sutter And Coach Vigneault Post-Game

Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider with the full transcript of Darryl Sutter post-game, On an inclination in 2012 that the team would be capable of winning multiple Cups: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something that I don’t think could ever happen again if you go back to that because of winning as a road team all the time. This year was totally different....
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vigneault: 'Thank God for soft ice'

After Game 3, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault was downright glum about his team’s perceived bad “puck luck.” The coin tosses seemed to flip dramatically in favor of his team in Game 4, however, so it’s no surprise that Vigneault was in a good mood on Wednesday night. In assessing the Los Angeles Kings’ two chances in which pucks stopped within a breath of crossing...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The script reverses completely in a tense Game 4

“Thank god for soft ice,” said Alain Vigneault, with the truest words spoken on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. In this space on Wednesday, I proclaimed that if the Rangers merely kept playing as they had been on Monday in the unjustly lopsided 3-0 beating they took in Game 3, they would win Game 4 and send the Stanley Cup Final back to Los Angeles. The Rangers went...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

The script reverses completely in a tense Game 4

“Thank god for soft ice,” said Alain Vigneault, with the truest words spoken on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. In this space on Wednesday, I proclaimed that if the Rangers merely kept playing as they had been on Monday in the unjustly lopsided 3-0 beating they took in Game 3, they would win Game 4 and send the Stanley Cup Final back to Los Angeles. The Rangers went...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to Disrupt Kings With A Car Bomb?

With the Rangers staring elimination in the face and desperate for a spark, Alain Vigneault might turn to Dan Carcillo, who is eligible to play tonight after serving a six game suspension for roughing up an official. Pat Leonard at the Daily News reports that the Carcillo most likely will replace Derek Dorsett, who played only three shifts in Game 3 due to a possible injury. After...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault After The Morning Skate Today

Q.  Is the mood different from yesterday?  The guys seemed a little down yesterday.  You thought they'd be more upbeat today. COACH VIGNEAULT:  Not sure what you guys expected.  But I think our overall mood was the one that was expected and appropriate.  I didn't think anybody would be making cartwheels yesterday. Today we're back at work.  We had a good meeting...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Saying Right Things, But Need Miracle For Stanley Cup Final Comeback

The New York Rangers are in real big trouble, and there’s nothing they can do about that until Wednesday night. On Tuesday, though, they were saying all of the right things. The Rangers will look to extend their season on Wednesday when they host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings hold a 3-o series lead after a commanding 3-0 win in Game 3, and...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos- Alain Vigneault And Darryl Sutter After Game 3

First up is Alain Vigneault...   Followed by Darryl Sutter below... Continue reading "Videos- Alain Vigneault And Darryl Sutter After Game 3"
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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