Recap: The latest episode of the AV Squad

Alain VigneaultThe latest episode of the AV Squad premiered on 2/19:

  • On 5oo wins, “Thanks, I appreciate it…what do you want? At the end of the day I have been very fortunate and the only way you can get to 500 wins in such a competitive league is to have good players and I have had good players in the three organizations that I have worked with and always had great staffs working with me….”

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Daniel Winnik traded to the Penguins (The Rangers were very interested)

2/25/15 | 4:55PM: The Rangers and Jets were the most interested teams besides Pitt in Winnik but both told Toronto they were out on him last night. (Dreger)

3:37PM: The Penguins have acquired Daniel Winnik from the Maple Leafs. (Dreger)

The Leafs get Zach Sill, a 2016 second round pick and a 4th round pick in 2015. (LeBrun)

The Rangers were believed to be interested in Winnik.

Jiri Tlusty was also traded from Carolina to Winnipeg for a 2016 3rd round pick and a 5th round pick in 2015. (Canes)

Kevin Hayes has five goals in his last eight games and played well moving to wing

Since DeKevin Hayescember 10th, Kevin Hayes is tied for second on the team in goals with 10.  (Rangers Game Notes)

Hayes has five goals in the past eight games and 12 points in his last 16 games.

Brian Leetch said on Tuesday that Hayes is playing consistent, is getting more responsibility and has learned how to finish in the NHL.

Hayes said that moving back to wing was different since he hasn’t been there all year but guys on the bench were helping him out. (ESPN 98.7)

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Picture: Henrik Lundqvist taking shots on the ice/playing the puck

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2/25/15 | 8:23PM: Joe Micheletti said that Lundqvist will have an appointment “shortly” and if he passes the test he will be put on a regimen to get back to playing.

6:45PM: Benoit Allaire was shooting low on Lundqvist with orange plastic hockey balls.

Al Trautwig said, “earlier today, Benoit Allaire working with Henrik Lundqvist, he is using orange plastic balls and not pucks. It is clear that Henrik is working on his timing, agility and mobility and then on moving the puck with some real efficient and ease, he looks great adn that is a good sign for this team.”

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