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Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault ((Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images); Canucks head coach John Tortorella (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Will Win Over Rangers Fans By Being The Anti-Torts

So begins hockey’s version of “Trading Places.” Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other’s former worlds.

09/26/2013

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

Hartnett: Tortorella Taking Over Canucks Is A Match Made In Hockey Hell

The hiring of ex-Rangers head coach John Tortorella by the Vancouver Canucks is an extremely risky appointment.

06/25/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Outlines Plan To Rejuvenate Rangers

Vigneault is ready to breathe fresh life into the Rangers. It’s going to be a new era of exciting, offensively-expressive hockey now that Vigneault is replacing John Tortorella behind the Blueshirts’ bench.

06/21/2013

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)

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

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brodeur Ready To Test Free Agent Waters

Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.

06/29/2012

Johan Franzen of the Detroit Red Wings races Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators for the puck. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Western Conference And Stanley Cup Predictions

Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Western Conference opening round predictions and reveals his Stanley Cup favorite.

WFAN–04/10/2012

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) fight for control of the puck during third period NHL hockey action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Jonathan Hayward)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Outlook Bright After Historic Victory Over Canucks

The Rangers’ victory over the Canucks was their first in the city of Vancouver since October 1997. Their inspired third period play against the defending Western Conference champions is a huge step in the right direction.

WFAN–10/19/2011

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist

Keefe To The City: Retro Recap Of Rangers’ First Win

The Rangers are winless no more. They got their first win of the season while most of the East Coast was sleeping, early on Wednesday morning. Luckily for those that missed it, Neil Keefe wrote down his thoughts from the game.

WFAN–10/19/2011

(credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Seeking First Win, Rangers Skate Against Canucks

Ryan Kesler is expected to make his season debut Tuesday night when the Canucks host a winless Rangers team beginning a trek through Canada before finally stepping on home ice next week.

WFAN–10/18/2011

Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins fights with Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on June 13, 2011. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo Minor: Game 7 – Bruins, Canucks Set To Battle For Stanley Cup

17 years ago yesterday, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves in a Stanley Cup Finals Game 7. The opponent was, as most of us remember fondly, the Rangers. Wednesday night, 17 years and one day later, the Canucks find themselves in the same exact position.

WFAN–06/15/2011

Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins gets flipped after being check by Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks during game one of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Rogers Arena on June 1, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. (credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Monzo Minor: Looking At Game 2 Of The Stanley Cup Finals

It was an old school third period in Game 1. It was physical, it was eventful, and there were so many chances to score goals that you could not blink or else you missed something. Look for more of the same in Game 2.

WFAN–06/03/2011

(credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Monzo Minor: Bruins-Canucks Stanley Cup Finals Preview

It happens every year. The playoffs are amazing, but they come and go quickly. We are down to the final two now, as the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks each look to earn the right to raise the Stanley Cup.

WFAN–06/01/2011

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin

Islanders Lose, But Earn Respect Of NHL-Best Canucks

Mason Raymond and Ryan Kesler scored in a shootout, and the surging Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Tuesday night.

WFAN–01/11/2011

Vancouver Canucks' Roberto Luongo, left, stops New Jersey Devils' Jamie Langenbrunner during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Luongo, Canucks Blank Devils 3-0

A couple of good early scoring chances helped Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo get into the game. That was bad news for a New Jersey team already struggling to score.

WFAN–11/02/2010