How the Canucks-Rangers swap has worked out

Alain Vigneault moved from the Canucks’ to the Rangers’ bench.

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Alain Vigneault moved from the Canucks’ to the Rangers’ bench.

Coaches Alain Vigneault and John Tortorella switched teams after both made the playoffs last season. Both the Rangers and Canucks have experienced positive and negative changes in their production, though Vancouver is in better shape overall this season.

A look at where they stand:

Canucks with Vigneault , 2012-13


2.54 GPG (t-19th) 2.40 GAPG (t-9th)

15.8 PP% (22d) 84.0 PK% (8th)

Canucks with Tortorella, 2013-14

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2.73 GPG (15th) 2.67 GAPG (14th)

9.3 PP% (29th) 86.3 PK% (4th)

Rangers with Tortorella, 2012-13

2.63 GPG (t-15th) 2.25 GAPG (4th)


15.7 PP% (23d) 81.1 PK% (15th)

Rangers with Vigneault, 2013-14

1.64 GPG (29th) 3.36 GAPG (28th)

19.4 PP% (18th) 82.2 PK% (13th)

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