Recap: Latest Episode of the AV Squad

Alain VigneaultThe latest episode of the AV Squad debuted last Thursday:

  • On being at the quarter mark, “The word that comes to mind quickly is consistency or our lack of. We have played some real good games against some real good teams but we have not been able to sustain that game to game execution, work ethic and attention to detail that you need in the league to have continued success. That is where we are right now, around the .500 mark. I am very confident that we will play the right way on a more consistent basis. We are addressing it on a daily basis with our players and leaders. Hopefully it will get resolved real soon.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media last night following the Rangers loss to Tampa Bay (MSG):

  • On offensive zone pressure from TB, “They are a good team. In my estimation they are one of the best teams in the NHL. We were ready, our guys knew what to expect. They made some more plays offensively and defensively than we did and at the end of the night that was the difference. It was a one-goal game, we had a few looks but they made a couple of more plays than we did.”

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Recap: Scott Arniel’s comments on MSG (Alain Vigneault’s pre game comments)

Scott ArnielScott Arniel spoke with Sam Rosen on MSG before the Ran and Habs:

  • On time off and the key thing they worked on, “it was an unexpected break. We were looking at 15 in 29. We practiced the one day we were supposed to travel, maybe a bit more of an extended practice and then we gave them off Friday which was nice for some of the guys who have been going pretty good. It’s all detail stuff for a team that is on a roll and one of the top in the East. We gotta make sure we are good.”
  • What do you want to bring from the Philly game, “the one word we have been looking for is consistency. Just, we played hard in all areas, good without the puck, even against Philly our forecheck was strong. Against a mobile team like Montreal, it has to be an area that is good. We need to be consistent for 60 minutes, not just a period here and there.”
  • On Montreal, “nothing changes for us. We know what worked in the playoffs and we made them work and put a lot of pressure on their defense. They are a transition speed and have speed if you let them open up the game. We need to have them play from the red line back.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today after practice

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

  • On Stempniak for tomorrow, “if we need him he will be ready to go. See how he responds tomorrow morning and make a decision and be ready to go.”
  • On now having a back to back in Feb because of the Buffalo game was rescheduled, “anytime a schedule where there is a game that is postponed, it’s going to be a challenge. The schedule is already very challenging the way that it is, so, they found a spot in Feb that works for both teams and we will handle it when we get there.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today

Alain Vigneault Alain Vigneault met with the media today following Rangers practice:

  • Can you play weatherman, “I was waiting for an answer before practice, during practice because if we weren’t going to play we would have went a little longer and harder. Given a day off tomorrow, etc, come back and play Montreal. We are in a wait and see mode for another little while.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on 98.7 ESPN Radio following the Rangers 2-0 win over the Flyers:

  • “That was a little better, eh?”
  • What is it about certain opponents, “I don’t have an answer for you right now. We know the right way to play. We have proven it on a number of occasions against some very good teams and we need to do it with consistency.”

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