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07-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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This is so... like... June 25th girl.

If there are issues, Arniel is going to be the one in the dog house before Brassy is. After Richards, Brassard is our #2 center. #2 centers are harder to replace than an assistant coach who hasn't won a thing.
Right now our depth chart probably more looks like Stepan, Brassard Richards. I really think Richards can make a turn around this year and play proper minutes in the top 2 spots though. Leaving Brassard having to adapt at wing or play #3 center.

I really dont like the situation at hand. But I think all 3 guys will have solid years

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#NYR expected to name Dan Lacroix as assistant coach today to complete Vigneault's staff. Former Ranger LW was ass't at TB last year.
https://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksie/sta...99182202322944

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Lacroix is an experienced coach

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2894

Islanders and TB assistant coach under Nolan,Gordon and Boucher. Lacroix was with Boucher in the AHL for one year.

Lacroix is the eye in the sky.

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Lacroix is an experienced coach

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...y.php?pid=2894

Islanders and TB assistant coach under Nolan,Gordon and Boucher. Lacroix was with Boucher in the AHL for one year.

Lacroix is the eye in the sky.
Any information on things he focused on? Offense, defense, PP? Since he's an eye in the sky and an assistant coach, I know he'll have some part in scouting and practices. I was just wondering if he has a particular area of expertise.

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I remember LaCroix as a 4th line scrapper.

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Any information on things he focused on? Offense, defense, PP? Since he's an eye in the sky and an assistant coach, I know he'll have some part in scouting and practices. I was just wondering if he has a particular area of expertise.
Vigneault said he wanted the 3rd assistant to also help the players on the ice develop their skills during practice. Probably work with the players before and after practice too. Eye in the sky and help the other coaches with the overall plan.

Arniel handles the PP. Samuelson handles the PK.

Long-time Rangers employee Jerry Dineen will still the video duties.

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I remember Lacroix during one warm up before a game at the Garden really like the song by Rancid "Ruby Soho". He was shaking his head up and down so hard. He really liked the music. Some players don't pay attention.

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I remember Lacroix during one warm up before a game at the Garden really like the song by Rancid "Ruby Soho". He was shaking his head up and down so hard. He really liked the music. Some players don't pay attention.
Great song and band. I approve of this hiring.

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Great song and band. I approve of this hiring.
great choice of music... i saw Rancid a month ago with Transplants at the end of June at terminal 5.. any coach that likes Rancid Less Than Jake NOFX A Day To Remember bands like that must be hired. they should just stop playing pop music and rap music at hockey games.... it doesnt fit in at all.

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So, AV, Arniel, and Ulf on the bench? LaCroix eye in the sky?

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His dad is a pal of Slats.

I think he qualifies on his own merits nowadays though...

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Vigneault said he wanted the 3rd assistant to also help the players on the ice develop their skills during practice. Probably work with the players before and after practice too. Eye in the sky and help the other coaches with the overall plan.

Arniel handles the PP. Samuelson handles the PK.

Long-time Rangers employee Jerry Dineen will still the video duties.
I remember Lacroix as being a pretty hard working player. Him running some puck drills and development kinda makes sense in that way, even if he wasnt an incredibly skilled player himself.

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Vigneault didn't hire any of his former VAN assistants. Bowness joined TB before AV took the NYR job. AV was coaching this season with the Rangers and Stars after him. Bowness wanted to do his own thing. Newell Brown joined Tippett in PHX after AV hired Arniel and Samuelsson. Arniel is the one questionable hire. He coached Nash,Brassard,Moore and Dorsett in Columbus. There was friction between Arniel and Brassard. Nash stopped being used on the PK when Hitchcock was fired. It was Claude Noel and then Arniel. AV and Arniel are good friends. Arniel coached in the VAN system before and after Columbus. He was a good AHL coach. Samuelsson should be good for the D. Larry Robinson made Stevens,Daneyko and Driver better players when Lemaire hired Robby in 1993. All of them were already established players. He really helped Niedermayer who was really young player in 1993. He was 20.

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I don't understand the Arniel hire 1 bit.

I have an idea, let's get someone who doesn't get along/click with 2 of our 3 best forwards!! oooh let's get Scott Arniel.....

I don't get it..

If Brass and/or Nash start slow, or seem like uncomfortable, I want this clown fired ASAP.

If our PP doesn't show improve drastically by Thanksgiving, I want this clown fired ASAP.

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I remember Lacroix during one warm up before a game at the Garden really like the song by Rancid "Ruby Soho". He was shaking his head up and down so hard. He really liked the music. Some players don't pay attention.
Nothing wrong with that. I've liked Rancid for a long time.

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I don't understand the Arniel hire 1 bit.

I have an idea, let's get someone who doesn't get along/click with 2 of our 3 best forwards!! oooh let's get Scott Arniel.....

I don't get it..

If Brass and/or Nash start slow, or seem like uncomfortable, I want this clown fired ASAP.

If our PP doesn't show improve drastically by Thanksgiving, I want this clown fired ASAP.
He hasn't coached a single practice yet, let alone game. I think our front office have done their research and decided it wouldn't be a huge factor. Let's take it easy.

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great choice of music... i saw Rancid a month ago with Transplants at the end of June at terminal 5.. any coach that likes Rancid Less Than Jake NOFX A Day To Remember bands like that must be hired. they should just stop playing pop music and rap music at hockey games.... it doesnt fit in at all.
Throw in Sublime as well.

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Throw in Sublime as well.
also throw in Authority Zero Iration The Expendables Ballyhoo! Pepper 311 etc... damn i have been to so many great concerts

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Great song and band. I approve of this hiring.
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great choice of music... i saw Rancid a month ago with Transplants at the end of June at terminal 5.. any coach that likes Rancid Less Than Jake NOFX A Day To Remember bands like that must be hired. they should just stop playing pop music and rap music at hockey games.... it doesnt fit in at all.
Good call. I use to hang with some of the guys in the bands you mention Punx, Nofx's Eric Melvin owned a cafe on Melrose ave, my roommate was the manager, was my home away from home when I lived in LA in the mid 90's.

As far as Lacroix, again, another Sather family friend, but at least he has some credentials. He rode in on Ted Nolan's coattails. Seems like he's worked, enough to gain some noteworthy openings, Tampa, now NY. Tough guy in his day. Dave Brown was a tough guy who flourished in this role. Seems like the thinking is these guys spent alot of time watching from the bench, they might be more than qualified to read what goes on from above.

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Vigneault didn't hire any of his former VAN assistants. Bowness joined TB before AV took the NYR job. AV was coaching this season with the Rangers and Stars after him. Bowness wanted to do his own thing. Newell Brown joined Tippett in PHX after AV hired Arniel and Samuelsson. Arniel is the one questionable hire. He coached Nash,Brassard,Moore and Dorsett in Columbus. There was friction between Arniel and Brassard. Nash stopped being used on the PK when Hitchcock was fired. It was Claude Noel and then Arniel. AV and Arniel are good friends. Arniel coached in the VAN system before and after Columbus. He was a good AHL coach. Samuelsson should be good for the D. Larry Robinson made Stevens,Daneyko and Driver better players when Lemaire hired Robby in 1993. All of them were already established players. He really helped Niedermayer who was really young player in 1993. He was 20.
Good point about Ulfie being in a 'Robinson' situation, though Larry was a very heady defensive player, always thought of as having a career as a coach even when he was playing. Don't forget he also was mentoring Mcsorely, Blake and Sydor(briefly) his last few years with the Kings, then coached Mattias Norstrom when he was traded to the Kings and Larry was coaching there in the mid 90's.

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He hasn't coached a single practice yet, let alone game. I think our front office have done their research and decided it wouldn't be a huge factor. Let's take it easy.
Yeah, you would definitely like to believe that Slats and co. did their research and consulted with Nash, Brass, the other former Blue Jackets before giving the go ahead to Arniel. At least I hope

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Clearly Sather didn't ask anyone about Arniel and just hired him for the sake of it.

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Ulf can teach the D how to play mean and on edge, and Lacroix can teach them how to fight.

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Ulf can teach the D how to play mean and on edge, and Lacroix can teach them how to fight.
And hopefully they mix in some hockey, if there's time left over.

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Clearly Sather didn't ask anyone about Arniel and just hired him for the sake of it.
Nothing has ever been more obvious.


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I remember Lacroix during one warm up before a game at the Garden really like the song by Rancid "Ruby Soho". He was shaking his head up and down so hard. He really liked the music. Some players don't pay attention.
I'm sold.

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