Recap: Alain Vigneault’s Post Game Comments

Alain VigneaultOn MSG, Alain Vigneault met with the media:

  • On the players meeting, “it’s just talk. You can talk all you want but you need to have those words become actions on the ice and for right now we are a .500 hockey team. Another team scores a goal and we don’t seem to have much of a push. I firmly believe that this group is much better than that but we aren’t showing it. We can talk all we want behind closed doors but it’s on the 200×85 where things are decided.”
  • On effort, “Without a doubt our compete level is a .500 compete level. It’s not consistent enough.”

  • On the personnel of the team, “”With the personnel that we have right now, we need to play a smart, high percentage puck moving game and if we do that we can be very effective. That is the type of personnel that we have.”
  • On the response to the two Caps goals, “you saw it like I did. I just mentioned that we didn’t have a push.”
  • On the style of play, “I know how we want to play and I know how this group needs to play and I just mentioned how that is. We have to find a way and it starts on Tuesday.”
  • “we’ve been playing .500 hockey for the last 12 or 13 games, it’s where we are right now.”