Former Buffalo Sabres' coach Lindy Ruff is still on the job market after one of the teams he interviewed with instead hired the ex-coach of another possible Ruff landing spot.
The New York Rangers are set to name Alain Vigneault as their new bench boss. Vigneault was fired after the Canucks' first-round exit from this year's playoffs. The 52-year-old won 313 games and six Northwest Division titles in seven seasons with Vancouver, guiding them to two President's Trophies and one Western Conference championship in 2011. He has a career 422-288-61 (35 ties) record over 11 seasons with the Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.
Ruff had interviewed with the Rangers last week. He's also been linked to the Vancouver job and interviewed with the Dallas Stars. He coached Team Canada at last month's IIHF World Championships.
He won an award last week given by the town of Clarence, the Buffalo suburb where he's lived since his playing days, and said to the crowd there the Buffalo area will always be his family's home.Tags: Buffalo, Buffalo Sabres, Hockey, Lindy Ruff, New York Rangers, NHL