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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

Members of the Rangers look on during the 2013 NHL playoffs. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers’ Next Coach Can’t Take Tortorella Route

It’s not about a coach forcing a style of play down his players’ throats. Those days are over. That’s the lesson of John Tortorella’s painful regime.

06/07/2013

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

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) and Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ryan Callahan, Carl Hagelin Undergo Surgery To Repair Torn Labrums In Shoulders

Forwards Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin underwent surgery to repair torn labrums in their left shoulders. Both players will likely need 4-5 months to recover.

05/31/2013

Sean Avery (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) and John Tortorella (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Sean Avery: ‘I Had A Huge Smile On My Face’ When I Heard Tortorella Was Fired

“Oh, I had a huge smile on my face, no question about it,” ex-Ranger Sean Avery told the New York Post on Thursday. “It’s not that I’m happy for myself. I’m happy for the Rangers and Ranger fans.”

05/31/2013

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

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kallas: If Your Goalie Stands On His Head And You Still Lose, What’s Next?

So what happened to the New York Rangers? Did they take a step back this year? Well, coach John Tortorella says no, but the correct answer — from goalie Henrik Lundqvist — is yes.

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

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Henrik Lundqvist On Extension With Rangers: ‘We’ll See’

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner, who is again a finalist this year to be named the NHL’s top goalie, wouldn’t say whether he’d be open to negotiating a new deal this offseason.

05/28/2013

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