Tag Archives: Alain Vigneault
Marc Staal, the name that is a borderline swear for some New York Rangers fans, left plenty to be desired last season. Read more
Here is my Quick Hits recap of the Rangers 1-0 overtime win over the Islanders. Read more
The Rangers kicked off their 2017 Training Camp with Media Day, where the players and coaches meet with the media masses to discuss the upcoming season.
It’s here! The Rangers will open training camp today with medical tests and start skating tomorrow. So as the players and coaches prepare for the 2017-18 season, here are a few thoughts before blades touch ice. Read more
The time has finally arrived! The Rangers opened their Training Camp for the 2017-18 season on Thursday with high hopes and expectations. The Blueshirts come into camp after a rough end to the 2016-17 campaign with a second round loss to the Ottawa Senators, and will no doubt be looking to build on last season.
This time last year, there was plenty of reason for optimism amongst Rangers fans. They brought their most highly regarded prospect, Pavel Buchnevich over, from Russia. They defied all of the hockey insiders by signing Jimmy Vesey to add to an already talented group of forwards. Trade acquisitions Mika Zibanejad and Nick Holden, along with a full season of another rookie, Brady Skjei, added to the intrigue of a fairly complete, and well-rounded squad. But this year feels different to me.
This off-season has been one in which we have seen the Rangers experience a significant amount of roster turnover. Dan Giardi was bought out, Kevin Klein retired (and signed in Europe), and Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta were traded to the Arizona Coyotes. The Rangers were also able to sign the biggest free agent available, Kevin Shattenkirk, to replace Dan Giardi. They signed Ondrej Pavelec to fill the hole left by Raanta, and drafted Lias Andersson with the 7th overall pick. In addition, as has been the case the past few years, the Rangers dove deep into non-traditional markets. Alexei Bereglazov was signed out of the KHL while Vince Pedrie, Neil Pionk, and Vinnie Lettieri were all signed out of the NCAA ranks. However, the most intriguing addition this off-season is Anthony Deangelo, who was part of the return from the Coyotes for Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta. Read more
After last year’s series of late collapses in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Ottawa Senators, we conclude our 2 part series on Alain Vigneault. Read more