Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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190 Transcripts: Rangers GM Jeff Gorton & Jimmy Vesey

Transcripts from Friday night’s conference calls with Rangers GM Jeff Gorton and newest Ranger Jimmy Vesey: Jeff Gorton: On what selling-point tilted Vesey’s decision: “It’s hard to say it’s just one. I think that, when he looked at the Rangers, he looked at a lot of things. I think we…

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101 Rangers re-sign Dylan McIlrath, sign free agent Josh Jooris

Two down, two to go. The Rangers signed the second of their four arbitration-bound restricted free agents Friday when they agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with defenseman Dylan McIlrath But, the fact that McIlrath is signed doesn’t necessarily signal a change in his status with coach Alain Vigneault, who…

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232 Rangers add Beukeboom to staff, sign four free agents

Because we need a new post after 500 plus comments, here are the official announcements from the Rangers so far. ICYMI, Eric Staal and Viktor Stalberg both defected via free agency, to Minnesota and Carolina, respectively. RANGERS NAME JEFF BEUKEBOOM ASSISTANT COACH NEW YORK, July 1, 2016 – New York…

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531 NHL Free Agency Day … It’s Go Time!

Big, big day for the Rangers, and GM Jeff Gorton, who took over from Glen Sather one year ago today. Sort of big, I think. I don’t imagine they’re going to be in the market for any significant (read: expensive) free agents given their cap situation. That said, perhaps part…

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247 Rangers player evaluations — Ryan McDonagh

First things first. Happy Anniversary. I probably don’t need to say more. Second thing: When it comes to Ryan McDonagh, I really don’t want to hear this good captain/bad captain discussion. The team struggled this season. McDonagh, like most of his teammates, and his alternate captains, struggled this season. That…

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94 Stanley Cup Final in review

Thoughts: 1) So the hockey season finally ends. Again, thanks to all of you for hanging in there start to finish, and hopefully you’ll stick around all summer. Going to be an interesting one, and I think the action starts next week, heading into, and at the draft. 2) The…

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172 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 … It’s Go Time!

Stanley Cup Final Game 6. Penguins at Sharks. (Penguins lead 3-2.) Can the San Jose Sharks (a.k.a. Martin Jones) extend the hockey season a few more days? Speaking of which, Game 7 wouldn’t be until Wednesday. This series started May 30. Could it be stretched out any more?…

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200 Rangers player evaluations — Derick Brassard

I have not been looking forward to writing this one at all for a few reasons. I’ve beaten up Derick Brassard a lot this past season. I like Brassard as a person — how could you not? — and think he’s a very good player, especially when he plays with…

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116 Rangers player evaluations — Kevin Klein

Quick, who was the Rangers’ most consistent, reliable defenseman in a season in which so many were so inconsistent? Hint: He was the lowest paid of the top six. Another hint: He was the defenseman who did the least panicking, the least puck-chasing, and the most defending around the front…

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86 Rangers player evaluations — Jesper Fast

Sometimes you think a player like Jesper Fast is an acquired taste, and one who would go unappreciated by fans. But when we did our poll to see who the fans thought should win the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award — which was won by Mats Zuccarello — Fast was…

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75 Rangers player evaluations — J.T. Miller

You can go up and down the Rangers 2015-16 roster and be hard-pressed to find more than a couple who met or, arguably, exceeded expectations. You could sure make a case for J.T. Miller being one. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, time and time again, talked about “the process” through which…

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