from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
This is Alain Vigneault’s fifth full season behind the bench on Broadway. It is safe to say the Rangers coach is not necessarily safe for a sixth season, even if he has two years remaining at just more than $4 million per on the contract extension he was granted in January of 2017.
Management/ownership would be foolish not to review the situation following the end of this season that continued with a match Wednesday at the Garden against the Bruins. That wouldn’t necessarily be unique to this year, but the severe breakdowns that have marked this step-back season will most certainly heighten the inspection of every part of the operation.
Know this. The Rangers would prefer not to make a change. There is much internal respect for Vigneault, who has earned it by coaching the team to the NHL’s sixth-best regular-season record over the first four years of his tenure while winning what is tied for the second-most playoff series victories over that same span.