Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers win over the Hurricanes (MSG):

  • “I thought defensively they were safer and more dependable with the puck. We could still play faster and offensively still find ways to get our shots on net with proper traffic but overall it was a step in the right direction. There is an old American saying in pro sports that says you never critique a win, so, I will stick to that.” (laughing)

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s pre game comments (Updates)

Alain Vigneault 6:47PM: Sam Rosen spoke with Alain Vigneault on MSG:

  • On it being a big game, “we are at home, we need to win, we all know that this is a tough league and a tough conference and you need to win games. We have been good in moments but not able to put a complete game together and we need to do that tonight. We are playing a hard working and well coached opponent, its’ a good game for us.”
  • On the breakdowns, “I wouldn’t blame it on the new games, our older players are fighting it a bit. For the most part, if I look at our last game, our first two periods were our best of the year. You have to pay when teams make mistakes and we haven’t done it enough and when we made some they made us pay. That is fundamental hockey, we got another opportunity tonight, a big important game in front of our fans. We want to make New York a hard place to come in and play and that is what we are going to do tonight.”

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Recap: First AV Squad Episode of 2014-15

Alain VigneaultOn 10/9, MSG premiered the first episode this season of The AV Squad:

  •  How did the summer go, “just the right length, it’s my second time in four years where I have gotten to the Final. Haven’t gotten the big prize but have gotten there. About a month before the season I was chomping at the bit to get back, I feel all the players are in the same way.”

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Recap: Alain VIgneault’s comments today

Alain Vigneault Alain Vigneault met with the media today following Rangers practice (NYR):

  • How correctable are the defensive issues, “they are correctable. A lot of our mishaps have been turnovers or more rush chances than anything else and a lot of that is us being on the wrong side of the puck, not saying that we are trying to sneak in offensively but sometimes instead of maybe being on the high percentage side you are taking a chance which they counter and rush on you and that combined with way too many turnovers from our defense group. As a whole that group is playing under par and we need them to play a good game tomorrow. There is a lot of pressure on us tomorrow,’ we haven’t won at home yet but we are playing well in stretches and then we have a breakdown of a few minutes that leads to a multitude of grade a opps for the other team. I am expecting us to be focused and energized for a big, tough game.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers loss to the Islanders (MSG):

  • What happened, “good question, don’t have an answer for you now. We need to watch the film again. It’s tough to explain. I really liked our first 40 minutes 5 on 5. Difference in this game is the second period we had numerous Grade A opportunities and couldn’t score and then we made a few mistake and they made us pay, as simple as that.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media today after the Rangers morning skate (NYR):

  • On the lineup, “Zucc is fine so he is back in. I want to get a look at Malone here, he has been with us since day one and hasn’t played, we will put him in the lineup and use him on the PP and see what happens.”
  • Is Kostka playing, “Yes….but not because Hunwick has played poorly. Some guys are getting the benefit of the doubt right now and hopefully will get their game together.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain Vigneault Alain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers loss to Toronto (MSG):

  • “Well, no one in our group wanted to perform the way we did tonight. After a balanced first period, I don’t know what happened in the second. Every opportunity seemed to find the back of our net and every opportunity was a Grade A chance. I don’t have a reason or explanation for you right now, we obviously believe and know that we can perform a lot better than we did tonight. We expect more from ourselves and will get back at it on Tuesday.”

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