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Rangers coach Vigneault laughs off Lundqvist doubts

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has not been at his best so far in the Eastern Conference finals, and his poor play prompted many New York fans to wonder whether backup goaltender Cam Talbot could get a start. But when reporters confronted Rangers coach Alain Vigneault about the controversy Thursday, Vigneault dismissed the calls for Talbot."Is that a question?” Vigneault...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers coach Vigneault defends forward's power outage

The New York Rangers have struggled to score throughout the playoffs, and forward Rick Nash is a big reason why. Nash has just two goals in the postseason despite finishing the regular season ranked third in the NHL in goals (42). Coach Alain Vigneault acknowledged that the Rangers need Nash to step up soon if they want to be in the best position to succeed. "I mean, again, he’s...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite return to practice, Rangers' Zuccarello still far from return

A familiar face in Mats Zuccarello finally joined the Rangers in practice on Monday, but according to head coach Alain Vigneault, the winger probably won't make an imminent return. "I work with the players that are available," Vigneault told reporters Tuesday. "I don’t worry about the ones that are not. I just love having Zuccy around because he smiles a lot. But other than that...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Stralman still bitter over New York split

The saying goes that time heals all wounds, but apparently there has not been enough time since Anton Stralman's departure from the Rangers for the defenseman's hurt feelings to heal. Stralman signed a five-year, $22.5 million deal over the summer with the Lightning after the Rangers failed to sign Stralman to a new contract. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told the New York Post...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final Preview

View image | gettyimages.com We’re down to the final two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Tampa Bay Lightning survived a late push by the Montreal Canadiens to win their series in six, while the New York Rangers came back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Washington Capitals. The Lightning had a lot of success against the Rangers during the regular season, sweeping the three...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alain Vigneault, Bob Hartley, Peter Laviolette Named Jack Adams Award Finalists

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers’ Alain Vigneault, the Calgary Flames’ Bob Hartley and the Nashville Predators’ Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL’s coach of the year. Members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Wednesday. The winner will be announced...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault, Hartley, Laviolette are finalists for coach of the year

  The New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault, Calgary's Bob Hartley and Nashville's Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL's coach of the year. Mmbers of the NHL Broadcasters' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Wednesday. The winner will be announced June 24 at the NHL awards ceremony...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault, Hartley, Laviolette are Jack Adams finalists

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault, Calgary's Bob Hartley and Nashville's Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL's coach of the year. Mmbers of the NHL Broadcasters' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Wednesday. The winner will be announced June 24 at the NHL awards...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Alain Vigneault getting out-coached?

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Washington Capitals are succeeding at getting the New York Rangers away from their rush-based offense, forcing them to play more of a cycle game. Generally speaking, the Caps have adjusted their breakouts and neutral zone play to limit passing and skating lanes, which forces the Rangers into more of Read more → The post Is Alain Vigneault getting...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers’ second round X-Factors

View image | gettyimages.com As I previously eluded to in my first round New York Rangers report card, we are about to embark on another series between two teams that are very familiar with each other. Starting on Thursday, the Rangers will be taking on the Washington Capitals for the first time in the Alain Vigneault […] The post New York Rangers’ second round X-Factors appeared...
Via Along the Boards
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers head to 2nd round, await Capitals or Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers aren't accustomed to this. In last year's run to the Stanley Cup Finals, they went the seven-game limit in the first two series, then needed six games in the Eastern Conference final. Now, after four straight 2-1 victories - the clincher in Game 5 Friday night against Pittsburgh on Carl Hagelin's overtime goal - they actually get some time to,...
Via AP on Fox
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

No Coast Bias Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Preview: New York Rangers (1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (4)

Season Recap: New York Rangers (53-22-7, 113 Points) What a season it has been for Alain Vigneault’s New York Rangers. Despite losing their star goaltender for 2 months, they remained at the very top of the food chain in all the NHL, and wound up finishing the season as the best team in the league, [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post No Coast Bias Stanley...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Focus turns to Alain Vigneault as Rangers head into postseason

It’s almost unfair. Every article I read about coach of the year candidates, Alain Vigneault barely gets any ink. As beloved as AV is by the NY beat, outside of the metro, he might as well be a ghost. Deciding who should be the coach of the year is almost an impossible exercise. No one Read more → The post Focus turns to Alain Vigneault as Rangers head into postseason appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

AV On The Radio

Yesterday, coach Alain Vigneault appeared on the ESPN Radio with Michael Kay and Don La Greca to discuss the season that was and what lies ahead for the Rangers in the postseason.kay_2015-04-08-161314-8006-0-2-0.64k
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Presidents’ Trophy doesn’t matter, but it’s still something to be proud of

The Presidents’ Trophy is a nice feather in Alain Vigneault’s cap and deserved recognition for the remarkable regular season the Rangers are about to complete. But is it really worth anything? All the trophy does is extend the home-ice advantage earned by winning the conference for one more round, and of course that only matters if Read more → The post The Presidents’ Trophy...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot

On Thursday, March 26, the New York Rangers were the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The win came agains the red-hot Ottawa Senators and their sensational rookie goaltender, Andrew Hammond. The Rangers currently sit atop the league with 101 points and have 9 games remaining. This means they have 3 games in hand on the second place Anaheim Ducks...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup or Bust for New York Rangers

With the NHL season coming to an end, the New York Rangers sit on top of the Eastern Conference with 99 points. They are close to a sure lock to win the Metropolitan Division, six points ahead of the rival Islanders with two games in hand. The Rangers have followed up their Stanley Cup Finals loss with a season to remember. Unfortunately, there is extreme pressure for the Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing JT Miller’s latest Rangers opportunity

The next two weeks may tell us a lot more about JT Miller’s future. With Marty St Louis out injured for up to eight games the opportunity for JT Miller to really show his worth to Alain Vigneault has never been greater. Whether Miller gets moved up to the second line or Kevin Hayes goes Read more → The post Assessing JT Miller’s latest Rangers opportunity appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Tanner Glass in for James Sheppard tomorrow

Alain Vigneault is shuffling the lines a bit for tomorrow’s showdown with the Islanders, and will be dressing Tanner Glass on the fourth line over James Sheppard. Sheppard had been used with Dominic Moore and Jesper Fast as the 4LW, providing some much needed defensive stability to a fourth line that really needed a defensively Read more → The post Lineup notes: Tanner Glass...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: No Trade Coming For Zuccarello

On Monday during TSN’s Insider Trading segment, Darren Dreger offered this update regarding where the Rangers stand regarding upcoming UFA Mats Zuccarello. “There’s a tough ongoing negotiation with Newport Sports… They love Mats Zuccarello. Alain Vigneault, the head coach of the New York Rangers, obviously wants to keep him. We might describe him as an ‘own rental,’ but...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers pull away from Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rick Nash scored his NHL-best 35th goal early in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Saturday night to give coach Alain Vigneault his 500th career win. Cam Talbot made 34 saves, including on Tobias Rieder's third-period penalty shot, in the Rangers' third straight win. Vigneault became the 21st coach in league history...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers score four in third to pound Coyotes in Vigneault's 500th win

  Rick Nash scored his NHL-best 35th goal early in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Saturday night to give coach Alain Vigneault his 500th career win. Cam Talbot made 34 saves, including on Tobias Rieder's third-period penalty shot, in the Rangers' third straight win. Vigneault became the 21st coach in league history to reach the...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers pull away from Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rick Nash scored his NHL-best 35th goal early in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Saturday night to give coach Alain Vigneault his 500th career win. Cam Talbot made 34 saves, including on Tobias Rieder's third-period penalty shot, in the Rangers' third straight win. Vigneault became the 21st coach in league history...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

AV alters powerplay units amid struggles

In a move to hopefully get the most out of his powerplay, Alain Vigneault made some changes to the two units, swapping Dan Boyle and Ryan McDonagh at the point, and Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis as a forward. Both Boyle and MSL have been struggling mightily, and it was time to change things Read more → The post AV alters powerplay units amid struggles appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Zuccarello Getting Hot At The Right Time

At some point, we all knew that Mats Zuccarello was going to figure it out. Coming off a 59 point campaign that led the Rangers a year ago and the contract issues that seem to follow him, Zuccarello’s shortcomings (no pun intended) with his production thus far were a little bit surprising given just about everyone had targeted Zuccarello as the guy who would show the most dramatic...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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