In theory, the Rangers offense should benefit from the addition of Alain Vigneault as coach.
The Rangers need an offensive boost. John Tortorella's defense-first approach only took them so far. The Rangers need a more potent power play, and they need to lessen the load on Henrik Lundqvist.
Vigneault's teams in Vancouver usually had a good power play. In 2011-12, the Canucks converted on the man advantage 19.8 percent of the time. The Rangers, by comparison, had a success rate of just 15.5 percent that year. That's a big difference.
Of course, the Canucks also had the Sedin twins. But with Rick Nash, Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan and others, the Rangers' power play should be pretty good.
If Vigneault can coax even a little bit more offense out of this team, then the Rangers will be better. The failures on the power play were a big reason the Rangers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs last season and a big reason John Tortorella was fired.
Can Vigneault deliver? Hard to say. But if anything, the change will be good.