Game 4: Morning skate comments from Rangers coach

1402329274224Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following the team’s Game 4 morning skate at Madison Square Garden in New York City…

Q. Is the mood different from yesterday? The guys seemed a little down yesterday. You thought they’d be more upbeat today.

VIGNEAULT: Not sure what you guys expected. But I think our overall mood was the one that was expected and appropriate. I didn’t think anybody would be making cartwheels yesterday.  Today we’re back at work. We had a good meeting this morning. We’re getting ready for a good hockey game tonight.

Q. I’m assuming all lineup decisions will be a game time?

VIGNEAULT: Your persistence, I love it (smiling).

Q. If you do bring Dan back into the lineup, after a six-game suspension…

VIGNEAULT: He would bring what he’s brought to us all year long, is real good energy. He’s been in these situations before. He’s been a good player for us. If we do use him tonight, I’m sure he’s going to be ready.

Q. Have you seen this before with guys who are in and out of the lineup like that, and when they come back in, they tend to do something positive? Is that adrenaline?

VIGNEAULT: That’s why sometimes we make changes. You know, we’re expecting changes to be positive for our team.
Sometimes you can shuffle the deck with the lineup you have, or sometimes you bring new players into the lineup to hope that they can give you a spark, so…  Every time we needed players to come in for different reasons, they’ve usually come in and done a pretty good job for us.  I had my Netflix imitation for you guys today. Nobody asked (laughter).

MORE: Morning skate comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter

Recent Articles

Recap: Reign – and RAIN – vs Condors in AHL Outdoor Classic

It was an eventful weekend in Bakersfield. What began with an almnni game featuring more than a dozen Kings and Oilers Smythe Division stars, coached by Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, ended with a rain-filled AHL Outdoor Classic. Local fans went home happy, though, as the Condors came back late in regulation to tie things […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on What’s Wrong With Kopitar

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on the Power Play. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Anze Kopitar’s offensive woes, Darryl Sutter’s line combinations, potential roster changes, Tyler Toffoli’s injury, the AHL game between the […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Future of Lombardi, Sutter, Gaborik in LA

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Dean Lombardi’s long-term status as Kings GM, conversations with Darryl Sutter before the season started, if Marian Gaborik will end up on […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News