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Rangers name Alain Vigneault head coach - Part II
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06-17-2013, 04:48 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: New York
I read that Cancucks Army blog on Saturday. You can tell that person is not very familiar with the Rangers personnel.
In Vancouver, with Bowness as his top assistant,
Vigneault installed a defense-first foundation to a team that had lacked discipline
, won the 2007 Jack Adams Award and, as the Canucks added more offensive talent, simultaneously afforded twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the growing stable of talent significant freedom to operate.
Striking that balance led to six Northwest Division titles and two Presidents’ trophies, and though he was fired following this season after two consecutive first-round playoff exits, Vigneault’s offensive success surely must resonate with Blueshirts forwards.
“You’ve got to let your players play, you’ve got to let them run, and at the same time you can command commitment to team defense, which we were able to do and then went to the Finals,” Bowness said.
“We never lost our focus on team ‘D’, but we certainly loosened the reins up and let them run a little bit as time went on.”
The Rangers already have a defensive foundation. They can defend. Vigneault will make some tweaks but the foundation is there. He needs to loosen the reins
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