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Alain Vigneault said that he is open to working with Lindy Ruff on new ideas regarding systems when the coaches have their meetings in August. (NY Post)

Vigneault said that everyone will brainstorm and try to figure out how to get the most out of the players they have. (NY Post)

He added, "I'm very interested in Lindy's ideas about how to play in the defensive zone. I think his defense has been one of the best in north-south play and in getting up into the play." (NY Post)

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According to numerous reports out of Texas, the Dallas Stars will name Lindy Ruff their next head coach.

The Stars were very interested in hiring Alain Vigneault but he turned them down to coach the Rangers.

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According to Elliotte Friedman, Lindy Ruff interviewed with the Vancouver Canucks yesterday for their head coaching position.

Ruff was spotted by a few people at the Vancouver airport last night.

Larry Brooks writes in the NY Post that the Rangers don't appear to be in a rush to speak with Ruff.

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Pierre McGuire was a guest on Mike Francesa today and said that Alain Vigneault and Lindy Ruff are both outstanding coaches and candidates for the Rangers.

McGuire said he is very familiar with both coaches bodies of work and that he worked with Vigneault when both were assistants in Florida and he coached against Lindy Ruff when Ruff was an assistant with the Panthers.

He added that he would love to be inside the room when Mark Messier gets interviewed because he wants to see what Messier would say when asked about his approach to coaching.

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In The Record, Andrew Gross writes that the Rangers are planning to interview Lindy Ruff while the organization is out west in La Quinta, California for their meetings.

In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that as of last night, the Rangers had not scheduled an interview with Ruff.

The Rangers were granted permission from the Sabres to speak with Ruff.

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2:04PM: John Vogl writes at the Buffalo News that Ruff skipped a golf tournament he was being honored at today because he had an important phone call to be part of.

12:11PM: Katie Strang confirms that the Rangers did seek out and receive permission to speak with former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.

Glenn Healy and Elliotte Friedman mentioned on Saturday that they believed the Rangers had secured permission to speak with Ruff.

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In the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that the Rangers are expected to ask for permission to speak with former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.

Ruff is still under contract to the Sabres but they are expected to grant the Rangers permission to speak with Ruff.

The Dallas Stars have spoken with Ruff about their opening at head coach.

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Late last week, odds were put out on who would be the next Rangers coach and Lindy Ruff was at the top with 13 to 4 odds.

Dave Maloney said on Hockey Night Live that Ruff has been around the block, is an ex-player and someone whose style emphasizes the skill players that he has.

Maloney was a teammate of Ruff's in Buffalo in 1984-85.

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Recently on Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos spoke about how the next coach of the Rangers needs to understand the direction that the entire organization is heading in, starting with the future of upper management.

He said, "If you are going to consider a Messier, Gretzky or Leetch, you have to be crystal clear on the direction that you are personally going to go. Sather has held these cards so close to his vest and these guys want to know where the future is going. Is Glen Sather going to be involved for the next five/seven/ten years? He is 70 years old and at some point you want to groom somebody to come over."

Doug MacLean said that he thought that role, replacing Sather, was the one best suited for Messier.

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4:40PM: Katie Strang writes at ESPN NY that the Rangers have not yet sought permission to speak with Ruff and there is doubt that they are going to consider to pursue him.

9AM: Former Sabres captain Michael Peca spoke with the NY Post and said that his former coach, Lindy Ruff, would be a good fit for the Rangers.

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According to John Vogl in the Buffalo News, the Rangers are the perfect fit for Lindy Ruff and where he wants to coach next.

Ruff reportedly wants to join an established team and has no interest in a rebuild. The closeness to Buffalo, where Ruff lives and has spent most of his adult life, is also expected to be a bonus.

Ruff played three seasons at the end of his career for the Rangers.

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2:42PM: Bob McKenzie says that although Vigneault didn't interview for the job in 2002, he was on the Rangers short list of coaches they wanted to hire. They hired Bryan Trottier.

1:51PM: Bruce Garrioch tweets that Vigneualt is likely the top candidate and that Rick Browness is likely the top choice as assistant coach.

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Update: 12:12PM:

The NHL has announced that Barry Trotz, Dan Bylsma and Alain Vigneault are the nominees for the Jack Adams Award.

For a while it looked like Torts would get nominated, but there were a lot of good candidates this year.

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