So begins hockey’s version of “Trading Places.” Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other’s former worlds.
The hiring of ex-Rangers head coach John Tortorella by the Vancouver Canucks is an extremely risky appointment.
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.
Once hired, Alain Vigneault will find success in New York by being everything that John Tortorella wasn’t.
Things have escalated quickly. Now, it seems it’s just a matter of Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers sorting out the details.
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.
Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Western Conference opening round predictions and reveals his Stanley Cup favorite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mason Raymond and Ryan Kesler scored in a shootout, and the surging Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Tuesday night.
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.