CONFIRMED: Ruff in, Beukeboom out


Jeff Beukeboom, assistant coach.
Photo By Marg Seregelyi 2010

As reported yesterday by, Lindy Ruff has been hired by the NYR to replace Jeff Beukeboom on head coach Alain Vigneault’s staff. Confirmed this morning by Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Beukeboom will now turn to a scouting role in the organization, as the NYR look to have more experience behind the bench.

It appears that Ruff and Vigneault are on a common ground of understanding that Ruff is not there to step on AV’s toes, however one can speculate that if the NYR start to struggle, Ruff could potentially be first in line for the head coaching job.

Credit should also go to the team at Elite Sports and Blueshirts Nation who were also on this story.


Stay tuned to for breaking NYR news and reaction to the Ruff hiring. Cheers!

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