"I have talked to a lot of the players this summer and everyone is so excited to start playing for (Alain Vigneault)"-@DBrassard16
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 25, 2013
…the guys and I talked about Brassard's quote during our Spreecast last night (watch replay here). Having a fresh start and clean slate with a new coach would be exciting for anyone. Especially for the Rangers after hearing about the locker room turmoil under Tortorella. Throw in the fact that AV will absolutely open up the offense this season and you can see why guys like Brassard, Nash, Kreider and Del Zotto would be downright giddy about their new guy behind the bench.
…i could also see some guys who had success in Torts' philosophy have some trepidation about a new coach coming in. Guys like Callahan, Girardi and McDonagh flourished under their former head coach, so they might be a little less enthusiastic going into camp.