If the United States’ victory over Slovakia on Thursday can be considered a breeze, Saturday morning’s showdown with host nation Russia will be a stern examination of the medal prospects for both teams.
So begins hockey’s version of “Trading Places.” Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other’s former worlds.
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.
Vigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.
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.
Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
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.
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 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.
Looking for their fifth straight victory over the Rangers, the league-leading Canucks continue a five-game road trip Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The New York Islanders may be on a roll in relation to their expectations, but the Vancouver Canucks’ recent run has propelled them to the top of the NHL standings.