New York Rangers: Five players who can’t blame Alain Vigneault

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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 29, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 6-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Alain Vigneault has received his fair share of criticisms for his questionable decisions, but not every New York Ranger performed poorly because of him.

The New York Rangers have started this season in the dumpster. Despite defensive improvements the team is struggling with a slew of major issues. Perhaps one of the most clear, is Alain Vigneault. Vigneault has coached the Rangers to a Stanley Cup Final, as well as an Eastern Conferance Final. But, Vigneault has a fair share of issues. It is often cited that Vigneault negatively affects his players in ways of personnel usage.

Some players, however, do not really have a chance to blame the often stubborn head coach for their issues.