Dec 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault watches from behind the bench against the Washington Capitals in the second period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers' Roundup: 4/1/14

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It’s April Fool’s Day, but the New York Rangers’ game tonight against the Vancouver Canucks is no joke! Coach Alain Vigneault met the press yesterday as a different person than the last time he was there and the team is much stronger now than when the Canucks came to Madison Square Garden. Before we get too far into that let’s get to today’s Rangers news.

Puck Daddy often gets some good things rolled out on a variety of topics across hockey. Today they ran a great interview with Henrik Lundqvist about the post season and a few other things. Check out all the details here.

The never-ending “Coach Swap” saga has been present in the media since the Rangers touched down in Vancouver yesterday. Both coaches are focused on their teams, and not really biting on the media taunts. Check out the full story here. John Tortorella is reported to be in hot water while Alain Vigneault seems to have recovered from his early turmoil with the team.

The Rangers signed yet another young free agent out of college,this one grew up a Philadelphia Flyers fan. Chris McCarthy is a forward from the University of Vermont and he put the pen to paper on a two-year contract yesterday. He joins the Hartford Wolf Pack for practice tomorrow and will likely play this weekend.

Every so often something happens and a player sits down to talk about things with a media representative. Things usually begin with the usual questions about this and that until something else resonates and the information about the player away from the ice starts to come to light. Check out this preview of a segment set to air during the game against the Colorado Avalanche.

There you have it folks! Your daily New York Rangers news and updates from all around the interwebs. Stay tuned for our coverage of tonight’s game both before and after the teams take the ice.

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