The Rangers look set to announce that Alain Vigneault will be the next coach of the New York Rangers, allowing Glen Sather to have his coach in place before the upcoming NHL Draft. Vigneautl and the Rangers are reportedly working out the contract, but an announcement would appear likely in the next few days.
Vigneault travelled to New York to meet with Jim Dolan, after having impressed Glen Sather in an interview last week. The interview appears to have cut short the search, after the Rangers also gained permission to talk to Dallas Eakins - who has since taken over the Edmonton Oilers top job, Lindy Ruff, Mark Messier and most recently John Stevens.
The Rangers have expanded their search for a new coach to former Philadelphia Flyers head coach, and current Los Angeles Kings assistant coach John Stevens per the LA Times. The former NHL defender who played 53 games with the Whalers and Flyers, has a 122-112-34 record, all but four of those coming with the Flyers more
I was thinking about Lundqvists career the other day. Specifically of, what other goaltender has carried his team for as long as Lundqvist has? . What other goaltender has been responsible for his team being two or three spots better in the standings every year? A sure fire, first ballot hall of famer, who will go down as one of the best ever when he's done. One of the greatest Rangers to have put on the Jersey. All he wants is a Cup. And its up to the Rangers to get the rest of the pieces to compliment him. That includes a Coach, so make the right choice Slats or Lundqvist's gone as sure as Tebow. I don't think Messier is who Lundvist envisions walking through the door. He's looking for a coach to get him to where he wants to go, a parade down Broadway. A little experience is in order more
Per Darren Dreger of TSN on Twitter, the Rangers have been granted permission to talk to recently fired Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, and Toronto Marlies coach, and former Ranger Dallas Eakins. The announcement follows an expression of interest from another former Canucks coach, Marc Crawford, who is currently coaching in the Swiss Nationaliga more
Reports in the New York Daily News and New York Post today indicated that firing John Tortorella may not have been the original game plan following Saturday's defeat and elimination by the Boston Bruins more
When asked if he would return following the conclusion of his current contract, Henrik Lundqvist seem to indicate that he might be open to exploring other avenues. Clearly the Rangers' netminder felt frustrated at the lack of offensive support he got, and has gotten under Tortorella's coaching tenure more
Posted by Michael M. Ramos ≡ 9:01:18 AM - May 29, 2013
After an offseason of promise which was stalled by greed, the Rangers never got on track in this asterick of a season. The season of Rick Nash's first season in Ranger Blue turned into a cluster(frank) with the Rangers spinning their wheels from the start and never really getting comfortable whether it was settling in with a new team or filling the holes that the "Big Trade" along with not having the depth to fill in for injuries. Is this team better than it was to start this 1/2 season? Clealry YES, but a few more tweakes need to be done organizationally more