AV Squad Highlights: Kevin Hayes Lazy Comments, JT Miller’s play and more

Vigneault (NYR)

Vigneault (NYR)

Here some key points from the latest AV SQUAD on MSG.

On Team’s Improved Play: Alain Vigneault attributes the latest improvement to the team coming in with a more defensive mindset. Playing a tighter game and hopefully Hank will start playing like he did at the beginning of the year.

On Lundqvist: He has been working with Benoit Alaire to find his game from the beginning of the year.

On Giving Up Late Goals: Those are pressure moments, 1st minute, last minute and right after a goal. Team has to be on high alert.

On Kevin Hayes lazy comments: He was stating facts, that he needed to play better and work harder (on the ice). Kevin Hayes the person…he’s a great kid. Believes in him and his ability.

On JT Miller: Loves his compete and battle level. He’s very effective on protecting puck and finding his teammates. JT’s last 7 games, he’s been very good.

On Dan Boyle On The Powerplay: His experience. Past experience as a QB on the PP. We signed Dan because we were losing Brad Richards and we needed someone for the PP.

On Ulf Samuelsson: He usually takes 2 or 3 defensemen after practice to focus and work on things. Holds everyone more accountable. Every player is spoken to by the coaches. AV usually handles the higher level team stuff.

On Forechecking: We like an aggressive type forecheck. The basis of it is 5 guys working together.

On Line Juggling: I try not to but at the end of the day it’s about player’s performance.

On Fans: Rangers fans are unbelievable. It’s an unreal cult. When we go on the round, a lot of the time it’s like we are at home. It’s an unreal feeling.

“GUESS THAT RANGER” Clue 1: Was in a shark cage and dove with a Great White Shark. Clue 2: Attended World Cup in South Africa. Clue 3:First job was a power skating assistant.


Tanner Glass (VanSun)

Tanner Glass (VanSun)

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