Browsing: Alain Vigneault

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83 Motivation high as Rangers open training camp

GREENBURGH – The Rangers always go into training camp with T-shirts bearing motivational slogans. This year, though, motivation is going to be natural and aplenty. Coming off a terribly inconsistent 2015-16, and an embarrassing five-game first-round playoff loss, the Rangers opened training camp with physicals on Thursday and they hit…

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191 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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