These were the exact moments when I started wondering how in the world Alain Vigneault is an NHL coach. The Rangers may have just signed him to an extension, but the personnel use in this situation was enough to send his ass packing IMO. To be honest, his lines and matchups have always been puzzling but not nearly as bad as using Staal and Holden with under 2 minutes to play. My hatred for this man began here and hasn’t stopped.
I know I may get some heat for this blog but to be honest I could care less. You can tell me how many times the Rangers have had a great regular season, made the playoffs, or how many series they’ve won and it doesn’t mean anything to me. To me, the New York Rangers should be about only one thing- The Stanley Cup. His career is not over, but if Henrik Lundqvist never wins a cup then that will truly be the biggest waste of talent of all time. The Rangers have had the goalie and the team to make long runs the last several years and what has that amounted to? Yeah, nothing. Some say I should be thankful. Some say that without AV the Rangers wouldn’t have performed as well. I say, take a fucking lap you loser, YOU’RE A LOSER. And I’m not wrong. The Rangers have NOT WON ANYTHING since ‘94 and to me that’s unacceptable. I know it’s 2017 and people are above and beyond sensitive but I do not care. This world is made of two types of people, Winners and losers, and I’m sick and tired of being a loser.
The Rangers are currently 3-7-2 and the Post recently came out and said that this could be AVs last game. AVS LAST GAME SHOULD’VE BEEN 2 GAMES AGO. Classic Rangers. Go and beat the dirt dogs of Arizona and take away all heat on the one person responsible for this, the head coach. How many times have the Rangers given up the first goal within the first 5 minutes of that game? Seriously, how many times? There is no reason that a head coach cannot get his group of PROFESSIONAL athletes ready for a 7 o’clock game. There is no reason why Pavel Buchnevich should be getting less than 10 minutes a game and there is NO FUCKING REASON STEVE KAMPFER AND NICK HOLDEN SHOULD BE ON AN NHL TEAM. Gorton seemed to make all the necessary moves this offseason but AV has been a disaster in implementing the players. Kevin Shattenkirk was not brought in to play 3rd line minutes. Anthony DeAngelo was not traded for Derek Stepan to be riding buses in the AHL while Holden and Kampfer get to fly on team jets. Filip Chytil did not make the team to play 3 minutes a night, be sent down and put up 8 points in 6 games. This team is a dumpster fire and it all starts with the guy running the shots.
For the first time in my life I’m hoping the Rangers get shelled tonight. Some may say I’m a fake fan and for that I’d say to play in traffic. Ever heard of the expression, you may have won the battle but not the war? One big loss could bring a new coach, proper player assignments and a spark this team has desperatley needed since opening night. Tonight might FINALLY be judgement day for Alain Vigneault and for the first time all year, I’m looking forward to watching the Rangers.