Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today after practice (On Jesper Fast, Anthony Duclair and Matt Hunwick)

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

  • Do you have the final roster yet, “there is still one or two final decisions that have to be made. We put Mueller on waivers but that doesn’t mean that he will be sent to Hartford if he clears. We are still looking at a couple of things right now but in a day or two things will sort themselves out.”
  • Is that because you need to get under the 50 contract list, “Duclair…I met him this morning and explained to him that he was going to start the season with us, that basically, as long as you prove you can play in our top nine, you will stick with us. It doesn’t mean he will play every game but when he does play he needs to play in our top nine forwards and he will get an opportunity starting Thursday and the roster stuff should get sorted out.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers 3-0 loss to NJ: (Rangers Report)

  • On Chris Mueller needing to be a fourth liner or could he have a bigger role, “I think those things will get sorted out as we move along. Right now what we have to come up with is, we look at our cap issues, if Step goes on Long-Term then we can possibly keep 13-14 forwards, and 7 D. I think we will get together tomorrow, management and coaches and sort that out and let people know on Monday what we have come up with. We have some possibilities but they all depend on Step.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today (On 7th D, JT Miller and Marty in the middle)

Alain Vigneault.pngAlain Vigneault met with the media today following the Rangers skate in New Jersey (NYR)

  • On the roster, “I would say that probably 85% is determined, there is still 15%, still 2-3 spots, probably 3 spots, that are very much open and so guys will get an opportunity tonight to show what they can do. I need to talk with Jeff and Glen about cap issues and what we plan on doing with Step.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers 3-2 shootout win over the Blackhawks (NYR):

  • On the game, “good first period, found a way to come back and tie it, Hank had some big saves to make in the shootout. Was an opportunity for me to sit with Glen and discuss some of the decisions that we have to make. We have another game tomorrow, there are a couple of areas that are still up in the air. We will take tomorrow’s game and make the final decisions.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault on training camp show

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault joined Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti on the Rangers Training Camp show on Thursday (MSG):

  • On the practice, “the last two days have been important, as far as teaching our special teams. Yesterday we spent most of the time on our PP, today we spent the whole time on our PK, two very important aspects of our game and getting used to new faces and trying young players in those roles and we got a lot done today.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today (On Carl Hagelin’s speed, Marty St. Louis and Derick Brassard)

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

  • “without getting into specifics, guys that we have identified that we want to see in both games, I would say to you it’s 5-6, and also depending on Lombardi. He skated for the first time today, felt good and should practice tomorrow with the team and depending on how he responds he may get one game and if he doesn’t get a game it will make it very hard. So we have identified guys and our lineup for tomorrow, JR can give it to you, Hank is playing tomorrow and Cam will play in Jersey.”

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