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Alain Vigneault Doesn’t Know What To Do

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With this team in the midst of its’ worst start since 1980, Alain Vigneault is trying to find the combinations that will put his team in the best position to succeed. While the players deserve some of the blame for the Rangers’ 1-5 record, AV hasn’t exactly been aces either. Personally, I like giving coaches the benefit of the doubt, especially given the Rangers general success over the last few years under Vigneault. But the way this season has started, with the general ineptitude at times of his team and some of his decisions, it may be time for the 56-year-old head coach to be relieved of his duties. And we see a clear manifestation of this in his practice lines from today’s tune-up ahead of the Rangers matchup with the 3-2 Penguins tomorrow night.

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Rangers loss was embarrassing but has Alain Vigneault lost the room?

NYR readying for game 4 (NYR)

Last night the Rangers put forth a performance that ranks among the worst by any team playing their first home game of the playoffs. Aside from Henrik Lundqvist who has been by a country mile, the Rangers best player in every game, no one was beyond criticism. That also goes for the head coach. Read more

Latest from Rangers practice opens up questions on roster tinkering

Drouin for Yandle swap? (AP)

Drouin for Yandle swap? (AP)

Today Emerson Etem practiced on the 2nd line in place of Chris Kreider who is day to day with an injured hand. After practice however, it appears that the Alain Vigneault and Jeff Gorton are discussing a call up from Hartford. Read more

Zuccarello says he’s “as good as new”, McDonagh ready to lead and more from yesterday’s informal skate

NYR Informal skate 9.8.15 (NYR Twitter)

NYR Informal skate 9.8.15 (NYR Twitter)

Ahhhh, as the end of summer and beginning of the fall signals the rebirth of another hockey season. After a disappointing finish to last year by losing to Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers hit the ice for an informal skate. Meanwhile, MSG readies the ice for the 2015-16 campaign. Let’s go! Read more

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