August 15: This Day in NHL History

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August 15 NHL History 1958: Craig MacTavish, the last player to skate in an NHL game without a helmet, is born in London, Ontario. MacTavish, a center taken by the Boston Bruins in the ninth round (No. 153) of the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft, makes the NHL in 1979, shortly before it votes to make helmets […]

Rangers hire Alain Vigneault as coach

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Alain Vigneault will be the next coach of the New York Rangers. Vigneault has inked a five-year, $10-million deal with the Rangers. Vigneault guided the Canucks to a berth in the 2010-11 Stanley Cup Final and twice captured the Presidents’ Trophy alongside six Northwest Division titles with Vancouver. He was fired on May 22 after […]