Rangers Roundup: AV talks Boyle/Brooks incident, future of coaching staff and more
I hope you are all enjoying your beautiful Sunday morning. Here’s some Rangers tidbits from around the web.
Alain Vigneault on Dan Boyle cussing out reporters
AV was quoted by Le Presse in Montreal via SNYRANGERS:
[su_quote cite=”SNY” url=”https://www.sny.tv/rangers/news/what-alain-vigneault-said-about-dan-boyles-yelling-at-larry-brooks/178269274″]Alain Vigneault said that it was disappointing to see Dan Boyle’s incident with Larry Brooks and that he hopes people will remember Boyle for his career before they remember that interaction. (La Presse) He said that Boyle had a very successful career and won a Stanley Cup but some people will only remember him for this, which he said would be a shame. (La Presse)[/su_quote]
Take from this what you will as it can be perceived in many ways. If you recall, AV and Boyle had some difficult times together concerning Boyle’s playing time. AV eluded to tensions whenever he had to address it, so this doesn’t sound like he agrees with how Boyle handled himself with the reporters.
NYPOST says coaching staff to return
Larry Brooks’ Sunday column revealed the following:
[su_quote cite=”NYPOST” url=”https://nypost.com/2016/05/14/yes-its-ok-to-blame-alex-ovechkin/”]There has been no formal announcement, but it does appear the Blueshirts’ coaching staff will return intact, meaning Vigneault aides Scott Arniel, Ulf Samuelsson, Darryl Williams, Benoit Allaire and Jerry Dineen will all be back for another tour of duty. [/su_quote]
This makes sense, if you aren’t going to fire AV for what happened this past season, why fire his staff? It wouldn’t make sense. If the Rangers aren’t improved next season, then a clean sweep is in order.
Rangers Youth Movement?
Also in the POST, Brooks cited that should J.T. Miller, Brady Skjei, Pavel Buchnevich, Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes, Dylan McIlrath, Jesper Fast, Oscar Lindberg and Nicklas Jensen make the roster out of camp, that would be 9 out of 25 players under the age of 26. Now that is something I can get onboard with.