New Faces Behind The Bench – Which New Bench Boss Will Make The Biggest Impact?

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New York Rangers

Mar. 21, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault looks on during the third period against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena. The Canucks beat the Coyotes 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

OUT: John Tortorella

IN:  Alain Vigneault

The Rangers and Canucks essentially swapped coaches, and it could turn out to be the best thing for both franchises. In Vigneault, the Rangers get a quiet, more even-tempered coach who will speak his mind when needed and because it doesn’t happen often, people will listen more.  Tortorella wore out his welcome and it was time to move on, and the change of pace might do wonders for the likes of Rick Nash and Brad Richards.