Since the Rangers Are Resting So Am I

Inspired by this quote from Alain Vigneault yesterday regarding the Rangers three day break in between games… “It’s good for us, in a sense. Rest and recovery-wise, it’s excellent. And next week, obviously, we’ll have a lot of practice time…which you don’t get a chance for often in the regular season.” …I decided to take a little break today after pretty much going...
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An early look at Rangers line deployment

Although the New York Rangers’ lines are in a state of flux due to injuries, we have seen enough games thus far to get a fair barometer on how Alain Vigneault will deploy his lines throughout the season. Earlier this month, prior to the start of the season, I took a guess at how AV […] The post An early look at Rangers line deployment appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Duclair sits out yet again for Rangers

So we’ll see about Saturday night when the Rangers face the Canadiens in Anthony Duclair’s hometown of Montreal. We’ll see if the 19-year-old rookie gets back into the lineup after sitting out a pair as a healthy scratch in favor of Ryan Malone. We’ll see if coach Alain Vigneault leads with his heart following Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime victory in Newark, during which Malone...
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The Demise of Michael Kostka Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

After Michael Kostka’s disaster of a Rangers debut in which he gave up two ill advised turnovers during the home opener, you’d assume his next game would be more likely with the Charlestown Chiefs than the New York Rangers. However, when Alain Vigneault is your head coach, the chance for redemption is always an arms length away. With Dan Girardi day-to-day with a laceration...
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Sharks-Rangers Preview

A simple glance at their record would show that the San Jose Sharks are off to one of their customary solid starts, but the victories seem to be masking some of their issues. New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is attempting to correct some of his club's problems by tinkering with his lines. San Jose continues its five-game East Coast swing as it looks to beat the Rangers...
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Duclair A Healthy Scratch; Miller Needs Seasoning; New Power Play Units

As I predicted this morning, Anthony Duclair will be a healthy scratch against the San Jose Sharks tomorrow as he was an extra skater during this morning’s practice… Kreider-Hayes-Nash Zuccarello-Brassard-St. Louis Hagelin-D. Moore-Stempniak Malone-Mueller-Glass Extra: Duclair As I also mentioned, Alain Vigneault said the reason for Duclair’s spot in the press box is because...
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Anthony Duclair Scratched Sunday

This morning at New York Rangers practice, Anthony Duclair was seen as the odd-man out, 13th forward. It was announced shortly afterward that he would be a healthy scratch tomorrow against the Sharks. Alain Vigneault confirmed Duclair has fallen out of the top 9 forwards and would not play unless he was in that group. continue reading...
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Is Duclair Headed to Press Box, Back to Juniors?

It’s amazing how things can change in the course of just a few days. Early last week, we were giddy about the chemistry Anthony Duclair was forming with Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash. Now two days after the 19-year wonderkid was stapled to the bench for all but one shift in the third period Thursday night, the concern is that a spot in the line-up is not guaranteed. Here’s Rangers...
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Rangers cancel their Martin St. Louis experiment

The Rangers have canceled their Marty in the Middle show after five episodes. That is a function of things breaking bad for the 2-3-0 Blueshirts, who have struggled to create chemistry while trying to fill the hole created by the absence of injured first-line center Derek Stepan. Journeyman center Chris Mueller, recalled from the AHL Wolf Pack on Friday afternoon, will claim one...
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Video Analysis: What Makes a Hit In Hockey Effective?

I was prepared to draft an article today digging into the questionable decisions of Alain Vigneault the last few days; the line decisions yesterday as well as the roster moves today. However, I soon realized it would probably end up becoming the same cyclical, rehashed arguments regarding analytics, intangibles, and so on. Instead, let’s do something different. People like to counter...
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Alain Vigneault calls out beleaguered Rangers defense

It hasn’t taken the Rangers long to go from a team in the Stanley Cup final to one that’s searching for some answers after three straight ugly losses. And Alain Vigneault made it clear following Wednesday’s practice where the blame should be placed. “[We’ve] had way too many turnovers from our defensemen,” the Rangers coach said. “As a whole, that group has really...
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Rangers Defensive Woes Could Mean Big Bucks For Staal

The Dan Boyle injury has exposed the Rangers lack of depth on the blueline as Alain Vigneault has had a difficult time finding a competent replacement. While the Rangers lackadaisical defense has been far from amusing… …one Blueshirt who could be laughing all the way to the bank is Marc Staal. You see, every time Michael Del Kostka gives the puck away in the slot, Kevin Klein...
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Can Tanner Glass help the Rangers penalty kill?

The #NYRTwitterati seem to be hell bent on pointing to any aspect of hockey that Tanner Glass may be good at. After all, he must be good if the Rangers and Alain Vigneault gave him a three year deal, right? The latest bit of conversation is penalty killing. Tanner Glass has been a regular penalty continue reading...
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Game 4: Halt the skid against the Fishsticks

The Rangers were pretty bad in the last two games, blowing defensive assignments like they were getting paid to. Now, the Islanders, off to a good start, are in town to renew a rivalry that should see both teams in the playoffs in April. Alain Vigneault has switched up the lines a bit in response […] The post Game 4: Halt the skid against the Fishsticks appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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Vigneault Shakes Things Up as Malone, Kostka In; Zuccarello Back; Miller, Fast, Hunwick Out

It may not be panic time in Rangerstown but their performance the last two games was apparently concerning enough to force Alain Vigneault to make some line-up changes tonight as Ryan Malone and Michael Kostka will make their Blueshirts debut against the Islanders. To make room for them in the line-up, JT Miller, Jesper Fast and Matt Hunwick will all be spectators from the press...
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Predictable stupidity is the Rangers favorite brand of stupidity

Malone, Zuccarello and Kostka in; Miller, Fast and Hunwick out for #NYR tonight v #NYI — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) October 14, 2014 Like I said earlier, when Ryan Malone gets his opportunity with the Rangers it will be at the expense of the relatively useful Jesper Fast. What I did not expect, was Alain Vigneault to continue reading...
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Rangers coach Alain Vigneault latest to expect little-to-no paternity leave for players

Rick Nash left Saturday's game to be with his wife after getting word that her water had broke. He's reported that all is well. All is well except perhaps with Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. Asked how long Rick's paternity leave would be, Vigneault replied, “Very short. 'Hi, I have to go to practice.’"What? No scheduled c-section? Or, even better for NYR...
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Wolf Packers Already Putting Pressure On Ranger Underachievers

So what’s a New York Rangers blogger to do after their team is embarrassed in two straight games? Imply that players’ jobs are in jeopardy, of course. This year’s training camp was one of the most exciting and intense I’ve seen in years. Eager participants, young and old, fought valiantly for four vacant forward positions. When the dust settled, I felt Alain Vigneault had...
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For some reason, Vigneault doesn’t know where Malone fits in the Rangers lineup

AV said he’s talked to Ryan Malone and told veteran wing right now he doesn’t see how Malone fits into picture. That can change quickly tho. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) October 10, 2014 For some reason, Alain Vigneault doesn’t know where Ryan Malone fits in the Rangers lineup. I’ll keep the platitudes about how Tanner continue reading...
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Rick Nash Scores Pretty Goal, Leaves Game To Become A Father (Video)

Rick Nash had himself a busy little Sunday night. The New York Rangers winger scored a gorgeous goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period — his fourth of the young season — but his night really picked up after the second. Nash rushed off from Madison Square Garden before the third period got underway to be with his wife who had just gone into labor. #NYR...
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Player To Watch: Anthony Duclair

#456352104 / If you didn’t follow the New York Rangers’ preseason, you might have been surprised to see 19-year-old Anthony Duclair don a Rangers sweater and play left wing for their season opener against the St. Louis Blues. If you did follow their preseason, however, you shouldn’t have been surprised at all. Duclair, affectionately nicknamed “The Duke...
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The Vancouver Canucks Are Fun Again

from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail, The team is, two games in, revived, and the score sheet on Saturday complimented new general manager Jim Benning’s off-season. Three of the four scorers are new players, just as Linden had hoped new faces would drum up fun. Then there’s the Sedins. They had their worst season in a decade under Tortorella and now have eight points between...
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Alain Vigneault, a blessing for the Rangers kids

Sometimes opportunity is about timing. Anthony Duclair, JT Miller and Kevin Hayes have made the Rangers at the right time because in Alain Vigneault they have the right coach to develop them into full time – and hopefully long term – Rangers. Vigneault won over a lot of the fan base last year by staying […] The post Alain Vigneault, a blessing for the Rangers kids appeared...
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Rangers Defenseman Dan Boyle Breaks Hand, Out 4-6 Weeks

ST. LOUIS — New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking his hand while blocking a shot in his first game with the team. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault revealed the injury following New York’s 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues in the season opener Thursday night. Boyle logged just more than 14 minutes of ice time in his Rangers debut...
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Game 1: Rangers @ Blues

The New York Rangers (0-0-0) visit the St. Louis Blues (0-0-0) at Scottrade Center at 8pm, tonight. For a preview, click here. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): Probable line-up: Kreider-St. Louis-Nash Hagelin...
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