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Rangers, Stars Show Interest In Vigneault

06/14/2013 at 9:16pm EDT

from Katie Strang of ESPN New York,

Alain Vigneault, one of the top candidates for the Rangers' coaching job, was in New York on Friday, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

With the whole Rangers front office en route to the East Coast from California, it's believed Vigneault was in New York to meet with team owner James Dolan.

A team spokesperson and spokesperson for Dolan declined to comment when reached via email Friday night.

Vigneault met with the Rangers earlier this week in La Quinta, Calif., during the team's organizational meetings and made a strong case for himself to succeed the recently dismissed John Tortorella.

However, even if the Rangers choose to offer Vigneault the job, he might have a tough choice to make.

Multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com that Vigneault is a top candidate for the vacant coaching job with the Dallas Stars. He interviewed with general manager Jim Nill before flying to California to meet with the Rangers.

Another name competing for the Rangers' job is one of their own -- Mark Messier.

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