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Alain Vigneault Coaching His Way

05/22/2014 at 9:36am EDT

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The only things missing on the Garden stage Wednesday were the orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle and a bottle of Jack.

Because Alain Vigneault did his best Sinatra, and he did it a cappella, in explaining how he approaches his job as coach of the Rangers. As students of the NHL know, it is no different than the way he gained tenure behind the Vancouver bench before taking his cross-continental flight last summer to Broadway.

“I’ve got to think I was seven years in a Canadian market and the other Canadian markets at that time, 20 coaches went through. It’s a tough environment to coach,” Vigneault said. “I did it my way, and I’ve come to New York in another great hockey market, and I’m doing it my way.”

This was shortly after Vigneault said in response to a question about whether his approach here was at all related to following John Tortorella behind the bench.

“This is about me being me and bringing the right thing to this team,” he said. “This has nothing to do with what happened before me.”

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