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Rangers courting 'anti-Tortorella'

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07:19 AM ET 06.06 | John Tortorella was fired for a number of reasons, including his having lost support of the players. So if [Glen Sather's] coaching search matches his standards, the most logical fit is ex-Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, who brought Vancouver within one win of the 2011 Stanley Cup, built a defensive foundation and allowed his offensive talent to flourish, and largely let the Canucks' locker room police itself. ... The Rangers also have obtained permission to interview up-and-coming minor-league coach Dallas Eakins, and the loyal-to-a-fault Sather no doubt is giving thought to hiring Mark Messier. ... They both would be risky hires.Vigneault also coached the Montreal Canadiens for three-plus seasons from 1997 to 2000 and has a reputation as the anti-Tortorella, so to speak, when it comes to handling the media.

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June 6, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Do it Slats, hire AV

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June 6, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Lesson One: How to dive.

June 6, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Rangers courting anti-Tortorella.




Isn't that pretty much everybody else?

June 6, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Lesson One: How to dive.

Lesson Two:

dont block shots, they hurt

June 6, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Lesson Two:dont block shots, they hurt

See Camobell, Gregory

June 6, 2013  09:15 AM ET
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I don't see why, of all the available jobs, Vigneault would want this one.

because there is afair bit of talent on this team

June 6, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Rangers courting anti-Tortorella.

Isn't that pretty much everybody else?

I don't see how a platter of a variety of cheeses and deli meat slices layered with vegetables, peppers and spices is going to help.

June 6, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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I don't see why, of all the available jobs, Vigneault would want this one.

There's only one other opening.

June 6, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Lesson 3....trade for Luongo and set up a goalie controversy.

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June 6, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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I don't see why, of all the available jobs, Vigneault would want this one.

The lure of The Big Apple: Bright Lights, Big City.

June 6, 2013  09:28 AM ET

They want Bylsma?

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June 6, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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I don't see how a platter of a variety of cheeses and deli meat slices layered with vegetables, peppers and spices is going to help.

Couldn't do any worse...

June 6, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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I don't see why, of all the available jobs, Vigneault would want this one.

Original 6 team, with one of the best goalies around and needing some tweaking to the roster, not a complete overhaul. Don't forget, the Rangers were almost in the Cup finals last year. He could do a lot worse.

June 6, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Is that what's attracted the likes of Ron Low, Brian Trottier, Tom Renney and Torts?

Might wanna dim the lights some...

I concur. Pattern yourselves after To***to. Lots of dim lights there.

June 6, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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They want Bylsma?

Might be time for a change.

And Bam Bam would look good patrolling the Pitt bench.

 
June 6, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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Do it Slats, hire AV

Slats is waiting to see if Mike Keenan's available.

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