Glen Sather

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Flaws, But Will Be Improvement Over Tortorella

Vigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.

06/19/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Imminent Vigneault Hire Will Have Transformative Effect On The Rangers

Once hired, Alain Vigneault will find success in New York by being everything that John Tortorella wasn’t.

06/18/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Mum On Head Coaching Decision, No Announcement Expected Sunday

Amid reports that Alain Vigneault is the New York Rangers’ choice to replace fired coach John Tortorella, the team still isn’t ready to make that announcement.

06/16/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Edging Closer To Rangers’ Head Coaching Job?

Things have escalated quickly. Now, it seems it’s just a matter of Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers sorting out the details.

06/15/2013

Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup on June 12, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Fired By Penguins, Bylsma Should Become Top Candidate For Rangers

Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.

06/11/2013

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: List Of Candidates Grows As Sather Searches For Next Rangers Coach

The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.

06/01/2013

Lindy Ruff (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), Alain Vigneault (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and Paul Maurice (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: New Rangers Coach Must Have Creativity Coursing Through Veins

Glen Sather must find a coach who understands that the Rangers need to develop their offensive instincts. Tortorella crushed players like Marian Gaborik, those who wanted to put the puck in the net. The next coach can’t be so limited in his outlook.

05/30/2013

Mark Messier (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Mark Messier Might Be Exactly What Rangers Need In A Head Coach

His coaching resume lacks the polish of Vigneault and Ruff, but he speaks the players’ language, and maybe that’s exactly what the Rangers need after Tortorella squeezed the confidence out of this team.

05/30/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Reports: Rangers Players Pushed For Tortorella’s Dismissal

Rangers GM Glen Sather was vague when pressed for reasons why coach John Tortorella was fired. But multiple reports said the push to move on actually came from the players’ exit meetings.

05/30/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Following Disappointing Season, Rangers Fire Coach John Tortorella

The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

05/29/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Don’t Buy Into The Fear; Lundqvist Will Finish His Career With Rangers

This city offers Henrik Lundqvist everything he desires. He isn’t going to turn his back and throw it all away.

05/29/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader

Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.

05/28/2013

Brad Richards (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Will He Be Back? Brad Richards’ Future With Rangers In Doubt

Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands.

05/28/2013

Rangers center Brad Richards (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For Rangers

Brad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.

05/27/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hands Off The Panic Switch — Rangers Are Far From Done

No team has ever come back from 0-2 deficits in back-to-back series in NHL history. If there’s ever a team that might do it, it’s Tortorella’s prideful Rangers.

05/20/2013

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