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“And This One Will Last A Lifetime!”

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“Zubov swings it around…Larmer clears the zone! That’s it…54-years of curses are over! No more 1940! The New York Rangers are going to win…1.1…hold the celebration one more time.”- Sam Rosen, Rangers Play-By-Play announcer.

Before the celebration, before the most emotional call a television personality has uttered in the last 25-years, there was one final face-off.

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The Case Against Alain Vigneault – Exhibit A

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There’s a saying in sports ‘players play and coaches coach’. While the simplicity of this saying is both strong and smart, it really is not true. When it comes down to it, the players may play, but it really all comes down to the coach. It’s the player’s job to do their job, but it’s the coach’s job to put the player and team in position to do so. When a player like Marc Staal gets vilified by the media and the fans, it falls on the player. When Henrik Lundqvist gives up a goal late to tie the game, it somehow falls on the coach.

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