How Alain Vigneault Should Handle the Cam Talbot-Henrik Lundqvist Situation

December 26th, 2013 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »

When Alain Vigneault left the Great White North, it is safe to say that he assumed that he would not have to deal with any goaltending controversies considering the New York Rangers' situation in net. Well Alain, guess again! The Rangers currently have a situation brewing with their starter and backup, and there are a lot of ways in which AV can handle the situation.

The last time Vigneault tapped his backup for a second start in a row, it backfired in the form of a 5-2 loss against the Winnipeg Jets, and the New York Rangers subsequently announced the extension of franchise netminder Henrik Lundqvist two days later.

This time around, the Prince of Gotham—aka Cam Talbot—has won back-to-back starts in decisive fashion. However, as previously stated, the Rangers have thoroughly invested their future in Lundqvist, so how should Vigneault handle the Talbot-Lundqvist situation without making this more of an issue than it already is?

It is cliche—and a cheap phrase to use for the sake of transition—but for the interim, Vigneault has to ride the "hot hand."


UPDATE: Decem ...

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