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Ruff edges Vigneault, Messier as favorite to get Rangers' coaching job

By John Vogl

The bookies are big on Lindy Ruff.

When Vancouver axed Alain Vigneault last week, the gambling website installed Ruff as the favorite to replace him. The Rangers fired coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, and once again Bovada is looking at the former Sabres coach to step behind the bench.

Here are the odds, with our usual disclaimer: Gambling is bad. Your money is much better spent on whiskey, women and concerts.

Who will be the next coach of New York Rangers?

Lindy Ruff                     13/4

Alain Vigneault              7/2

Mark Messier                7/2

Dave Tippett                 11/2

Dallas Eakins                7/1

Mike Keenan                 15/2

Paul Maurice                 8/1

Marc Crawford              17/2

Guy Boucher                 15/1


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John Vogl

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John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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