Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Name Alain Vigneault Head Coach
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06-13-2013, 02:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Sick Rash View Post
The only clear-cut upgrade over Torts is Dave Tippett. Vigneault, Ruff or Boucher would be lateral moves, at best, and Messier would be a downgrade
The biggest issue with Tippett is it's very dangerous to wait. The NHL owns Phoenix, they've made it very clear that they want a stable franchise, while they find a buyer for the team. Tippett done very well there and evidently likes the area a lot.

What happens if he never becomes available? Vigneault won't wait too long either--Dallas is interested in him too. The organization has to make decision soon--unless they already have and are going through the motions.

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