Glen Sather

Read: Glen Sather is enjoying the Alain Vigneault era

When Glen Sather hired Alain Vigneault last June he said, “I think he is one of the top coaches in the NHL and we are very fortunate to be able to sign him. He has worked in a lot of big markets and he knows the type of system what we like to have here, it’s the same system he has had in Vancouver for the past seven years. He has been very successful. He is articulate, intelligent and well organized. He loves the offensive game which a lot of us do today and I think that today’s game has changed and I particularly enjoy that style of game.”

In speaking in April, Sather said that Vigneault has been everything the Rangers hoped he would be when he was hired. He said that Vigneault is well organized and gets along well with the players as well as the media. (NY Times)

Sather adds that he likes the way the Rangers play, likes their up-tempo practices and games and says that Vigneault “has been terrific.” (NY Times)

Sather said during media day of the Stanley Cup Final that he and Vigneault have fun together and have a good relationship.

Brad Richards said that Vigneault really helped the Rangers deal with the ups and downs with the early part of the season. (NY Post) 


Recap: Alain Vigneault’s conference call yesterday (Dan Boyle, Tanner Glass and More)

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault conducted a conference call yesterday after the Rangers made some moves (Rangers)

  • On Dan Boyle, “Dan obviously is an experienced player and has been an elite player for a long time and he will bring experience and help on the PP and he has been able to log important minutes on a good team the last few years. We are happy to have him on board.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s Inside Hockey segment on Hockey Night in Canada

Alain VigneaultScott Oake spoke with Alain Vigneault on Hockey Night in Canada during the Rangers series with Montreal (CBC):

On his personality being perfect for the Rangers, “I don’t really know how to answer that…doing what I have always done which is coaching. I am trying to coach this group of players and try to help them be the best they can be and help the Rangers and this group of players and my staff to win the Stanley Cup.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments on break up day today about Brad Richards, captains and more

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on break up day today (Rangers)

  • Has a decision on Brad Richards been made, “no. We met yesterday for the first time with our scouts, we are going through the process of evaluating our team and everyone knows what we have quite a few decisions to make and we are just staring that process now. We have quite a bit of work to do.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers loss to LA (via the NHL):

 Q. Can you, I guess, describe how you’re feeling, how the team is feeling, what you take away from an effort like that.
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, obviously everybody’s very disappointed in the outcome. That being said, I think in a couple of days, you know, we’re going to reflect.
You go into this hoping that you don’t regret anything. We put it out there. We gave our best shot, best effort. Three games here all went to OT. What can I say?

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Read: The coach from the Netflix commercial Alain Vigneault keeps talking about is sitting behind the bench tonight

5:37PM:Before and after game four against the Kings, Alain Vigneault made reference to a Netflix commercial where a hockey coach makes a speech.

Vigneault jokingly said that he was ready to do that impression but no one in the media asked to see it.

Netflix responded after the game with a tweet:

Allan Muir writes that the actor who portrays the coach in those commercials, Neil Crone, will be sitting behind the Rangers bench tonight during game five at the Staples Center. (SI)

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Alain Vigneault

Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today

Alain Vigneault met with the media after the Rangers arrived and practiced in LA:

 Q. You’ve said before you’ve played well in this building the first two games, but it didn’t come across, surrendered the two‑goal leads. How do you prevent that kind of event while still playing well?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, you know, the three games that we’ve played in this building, we’ve played well. We’ve played well throughout the year on the road. We just had a two‑goal lead and were able to hang onto it.
I’m feeling good about our chances tomorrow. We know that we can play better than we did yesterday. That’s what we’re going to try and do.

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Alain Vigneault

Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain Vigneault met with the media after the Rangers 2-1 win over LA (Via the NHL):

 Q. How would you describe your team’s performance tonight and how proud are you of the way they played?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, it was a real tough game I think for L.A. It was probably their best game of the playoffs that they’ve played against us.
I thought we were real good until they scored their first goal, their only goal, when Dan broke his stick. I thought after that we weren’t maybe as efficient as we had been until that time.
But our guys competed. I mean, they’re a real good team. They threw everything they had at us. Our goaltender stood tall, gave us a chance.
We have another chance. We get to play.

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Alain Vigneault

Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today on the mood and his Netflix Imitation


6/ 11/ 14 11:50AM: Alain Vigneault met with the media today following the Rangers morning skate (via the NHL)

Q. Is the mood different from yesterday? The guys seemed a little down yesterday. You thought they’d be more upbeat today.
COACH VIGNEAULT: Not sure what you guys expected. But I think our overall mood was the one that was expected and appropriate. I didn’t think anybody would be making cartwheels yesterday.
Today we’re back at work. We had a good meeting this morning. We’re getting ready for a good hockey game tonight.

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