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10-15-2013, 03:17 PM
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Alain Vigneault puts players on notice

AV spoke to the media earlier today

http://blueshirtsunited.com/videos/4...5#.Ul2elRYsrFI

He discussed certain players needing to produce but he didn't mention names.

Stop coaching Pat

Quote:
Benoit Pouliot, Taylor Pyatt and Mats Zuccarello are on notice: If production doesn't increase, someone else can take their place.

Plenty of players are to blame for the Rangers' 1-4 start, but entering Wednesday night's division clash with the Capitals in Washington, D.C, coach Alain Vigneault said he'd have no problem featuring Tuesday call-up J.T. Miller prominently if the scoring drought continues on the wings.

"We have some players right now that are getting a real good opportunity to show what they can do," Vigneault said after Tuesday's practice in Greenburgh. "Some guys are getting top-six forward minutes, power play time, and some guys' production is not where it needs to be to stay in those spots (over) the long term. So they're aware of that. I don't have to mention any names. But (Miller) would be one of the possibilities of moving up there if people don't produce."

The Rangers aren't deep enough to have the luxury of benching players left and right, with Rick Nash (concussion) and Carl Hagelin (shoulder) sidelined. But Vigneault still has cause to demote his struggling forwards. Zuccarello (17:23), Pyatt (15:22) and Pouliot (13:49) rank third, seventh and eighth among Rangers forwards in minutes played, respectively. But they have combined for no points and a minus-11 rating through five games.

"I've got to produce," Zuccarello told the Daily News. "Of course, if you get a good chance and play a lot you can be happy about a game and feel you played well, but you need to show it on the board, too. You need to produce."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ho...#ixzz2hp4qSVeI

How many more players can the Rangers waive with them clearing waivers?

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