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Rangers' Vigneault doing it his way

Coach found success in New York by sticking to what he believes in

Updated: May 22, 2014, 5:36 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- It was exactly a year ago Thursday -- May 22, 2013 -- that the Vancouver Canucks announced the firing of coach Alain Vigneault.

Mike Gillis won't soon forget having that conversation with the coach.

"It was really difficult. Really difficult," the former Canucks GM told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "What was said will remain between him and I. But he's a very good coach and a very good person. We had a strong working relationship. I liked him a lot, and I still do."

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