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Jim Dolan, Glen Sather and  Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Welcome To New York! Rangers Announce Alain Vigneault As New Head Coach

Just over four weeks after he was fired by the Vancouver Canucks, Vigneault took over as coach of the New York Rangers on Friday — replacing the blustery John Tortorella three weeks after his dismissal.

06/21/2013

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 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

John Tortorella (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Talk Of John Tortorella Getting Ax From Rangers Is Highly Ridiculous

I ask Rangers fans to carefully examine which side of the fence they’re on. Ridding of Tortorella before season’s end or in the summer would probably set the Rangers back a decade.

03/27/2013

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

Silverman: Could Tortorella Be Next Coach On NHL Firing Line?

Do the Rangers have a complete team? Could they turn it around at the right time? It’s unlikely, but they still have a chance. They are almost certainly playing for their coach’s future employment.

03/26/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nabokov Gets 300th Win, Islanders Defeat Sabres 4-2

Evgeni Nabokov picked up his 300th career NHL win as the Islanders defeated the Sabres, 4-2.

WFAN–01/14/2012

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Islanders Try To Halt 3-Game Losing Streak Vs. Buffalo

Buffalo looks to earn a point for the eighth time in nine games Saturday night when it visits an Islanders team that hasn’t been able to shut down opponents in losing three straight.

WFAN–01/15/2011

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Devils Fall To 0-5-2 At Home

Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek scored shootout goals and the Buffalo Sabres won in Lindy Ruff’s 1,000th game as their coach, beating the reeling New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Wednesday night.

WFAN–11/10/2010

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Dealing With The Devils: Breaking Down A Slow Start

All is well in Devil-land for at least one day. But I don’t think anyone is ready to make the argument that it’s all peaches from here on out for this team.

WFAN–10/14/2010

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Schwei On Ice: Ruff And Other Stuff

The Devils face a pair of Northeast Division opponents this week; the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins, wrapped around a visit from the Colorado Avalanche.

WFAN–10/12/2010