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Vigneault worried about Carcillo’s future following suspension

May 24, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

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Daniel Carcillo‘s 10-game suspension for coming into contact with linesman Scott Driscoll during Game 3 is obviously bad news for the New York Rangers but it could be bad news for Carcillo’s future as well.

That worry was expressed by New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following team practice on Saturday morning at Madison Square Garden. Vigneault was asked about Carcillo and didn’t hold back his thoughts on the agitator.

“There is no excuse  for what happened. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” Vigneault told reporters. “Whatever happened  before, he should have been in better control there. He knows that. I can’t begin to tell you how bad he feels about the whole thing. I mean, his situation, his personal future, the team. There is nothing he can do about it now, and there is nothing we can do about it.”

Vigneault said he disagreed with how Driscoll handled the scrum that erupted and led to Carcillo striking him. Now because of his actions, Carcillo is done in the postseason unless the Rangers go to Game 7 with the Habs, make the Stanley Cup Final, and play a Game 7 there as well.

Carcillo won’t generate much sympathy with fans for how he’s played through his career, but having a mark like this on your record — in the playoffs no less — won’t do much for him when he hits free agency this summer.

  1. zinger99 - May 24, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    He appears to have a little Patrick Kaleta Syndrome.
    Thinking not his specialty.

  2. thefutureofoil - May 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Unexcusable, but wouldn’t have happened if the refs had made the right call. The refereeing in ALL the series has been really bad. I know, not exactly breaking news.

  3. krishavy3 - May 24, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    Um, Nathan MacKinnon, anyone?

  4. pone27 - May 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Never been a fan of Carcillo.

    Guy had one decent season in Philly points wise, and since then has done squat except make stupid penalties, and does all the borderline dirty plays that never pan out to be a suspension.

    As a Hawks fan, when he came to the Hawks I wished he never even had a chance to be on the roster. Guy brings nothing to the table IMO.

    Later Danny

    • 7mantel - May 24, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Felt exactly the same about Carcillo and could believe the NYR’s signed him , but I did not see the Carillo of old ! I know a lot of people will say it’s because he plays for the NYR’s and I’m a NYR fan but I can honestly say he played a controlled game .

      • arrow43050 - May 26, 2014 at 8:33 PM

        Errrr, actually the Rangers traded a 7th round draft pick for him. Up until that very moment, I agree, I think he had been almost nothing but a positive for the team since they picked him up.

      • 7mantel - May 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM

        My bad,realized later my mistake on the trade, surprised it took this long for someone to correct me. lol

    • flyerspsu - May 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      its a shame b/c he did have skill and talent which is why he was a 3rd round pick, in his rookie season he put up 13 goals in just 57 games, he also had 324 pim which is why he was in and out of the lineup

    • billiam55 - May 24, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      he brings energy. And thats something the rangers were missing early in the season. hes actually played fairly well each time hes been in the lineup.

    • phillyphanatic77 - May 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM

      Completely agree. I despised this guy when he was a Flyer and hate him even more now. And it goes far beyond the fact that he scored several key goals against Philly this season… the guy has absolutely zero self-control. None. And yet he continues to get chances with playoff teams.

      He annoys me atleast as much as Matthew Barnaby or Sean Avery did. And that’s hard to do. Why the Flyers flipped Scottie Upshall and a 2nd to Phoenix for this guy I’ll never understand (cap complications, I know).

  5. scottincm - May 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Once a goon always a goon!

  6. johnstone17 - May 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I worried about this happening when the Rangers traded for him. He just can’t hold it together long enough.

  7. hockeyornothing - May 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I too was worried when the Hawks signed him but he did add a spark. In this playoff run nearly every time hd served a stupid penalty he’d come out and score. It’s unfortunate what happened and the ref shouldn’t have touched him but he needs to stay in better control

  8. crazemastercraze - May 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    He’d be perfect for the NFL. Him and Suh together?

  9. djshnooks - May 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM


  10. djshnooks - May 25, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Ps. Kaleta never touched a ref, dumbass.

    That is the cardinal sin of sport.

  11. 34defense2014 - May 26, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Control? Yeah right!! He had just as much “control” as Krieder did sliding “Skates up” into Price!!!!

    • 311sucks - May 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      yawn yawn yawn yawn yawn yawnnnnn

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