Alain Vigneault told the Journal de Montreal that he is taking things one day at a time and has not spoken with management about his future.
He said that his job is to improve the players on the Rangers and that when management announced that they were going to sell, Vigneault said that the focus was still on trying to win every game. (Journal de Montreal)
Vigneault also cited, again, the need to be "persistent and positive" like the fans in Tampa Bay were last week. (Journal de Montreal)
Larry Brooks wrote recently that based upon Jeff Gorton's "refusal on at least two occasions" to address the future of Alain Vigneault, it's possible that a "change is made behind the bench. (NY Post)
Brooks also wrote that teams like Boston and Toronto had their rebuilds accelerated when they added new coaches. (NY Post)
Kevin Allen of USA Today listed Vigneault as one of the coaches on the hot seat, saying that the change in direction for the organization could also mean a change behind the bench. (USA Today)
Gorton said that Vigneault will sit with management and figure out how to move forward.
Vigneault has been the Rangers head coach since 2013-14 and has a contract through the 2019-20 season.
Adam Rotter: Whether or not Jeff Gorton wants to bring Alain Vigneault back, one of the questions that Vigneault will have to answer at the end of the season is whether he even wants to be part of this rebuild. Vigneault has had tremendous success in his career and while he is under contract for two more seasons, it's hard to see him being the guy behind the Rangers bench when 2-3-4 years down the line they might be contenders again. I could see a situation where the Rangers and Vigneault decide to mutually part ways and allow him to try and join a contender and bring a new voice, style and system to the Rangers. If Vigneault is not the coach of the Rangers next season I could see Todd McLellan or Bill Peters, if they both lose their jobs, being contenders.