Hartnett: One Can't Stress Enough The Importance Of Vigneault To The RangersHiring Alain Vigneault was one of the best decisions made by Glen Sather during his 15-year run as Rangers general manager.
Counting Down: The Top 10 Head-Coach Rants Of All Time Be honest. If it's not someone you love who's involved, you probably find other people throwing tantrums downright hysterical. Especially when those people are sports figures.
Former Rangers Coach John Tortorella Fired After Just 1 Season In VancouverTortorella, who signed a five-year contract last summer after being dismissed by the Rangers, failed to reach the playoffs behind the Vancouver bench. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan was also fired on Thursday.
Silverman: Surprise, Surprise! Tortorella Scuffling While Rangers Have HopeThe Rangers at least have some hope with Alain Vigneault behind the bench. The Canucks have none of that with John Tortorella, whose head coaching career is almost certainly in its final weeks.
Canucks' Tortorella Suspended 15 Days After Going Ballistic Vs. CalgaryTortorella went to Calgary's locker room at intermission following the first period Saturday night, which began with several fights and four game misconducts per team. Vancouver won the game 3-2 in a shootout.
Hartnett: 7 Ways That Rangers' Vigneault Is Proving His WorthIt's taken some growing pains, but the Rangers have finally figured out Vigneault's possession-based uptempo system, which requires intensive skating, crisp, intricate passing and defensemen understanding when to join the attack.
Canucks Coach John Tortorella Involved In Hallway Altercation With FlamesThe Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames engaged in a wild first-period brawl Saturday night which later carried over to Canucks coach John Tortorella being involved in an alternation in the hallway outside of the Flames' dressing room.
Hartnett: Vigneault Is Being Rewarded For Belief In Chris KreiderKreider's blazing speed, dominant natural strength on the puck and assertive style of play is earning him significant attention in the Calder Trophy race.
Hartnett: Tortorella Nearly Tasted Sweet Success With The RangersHad John Tortorella allowed offensively-gifted players to express themselves -- he might've lifted the Stanley Cup down The Canyon of Heroes and been universally loved by Rangers fans.
Silverman: Rangers Can’t Afford A Lost Weekend With Canucks Coming To TownThe Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.
Silverman: Vigneault Has Rangers Cruising In The Right DirectionThe Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.
Hartnett: Miller's Competitive Fire Forces Rangers' Vigneault To Keep HimJ.T. Miller wasn’t supposed to be on the plane when the Rangers headed west to Phoenix to embark on a nine-game road trip to open their 2013-14 regular season campaign. Score one for perseverance.