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Video: What is the coach’s role with his players in Stanley Cup Final?

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers talks with the media after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime during Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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Veteran New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi was the subject of criticism following his Game 1 giveaway that led to the L.A. Kings overtime winner.

His teammates have defended him, however what occurred has prompted the question about what a coach’s role is in this situation - does Alain Vigneault himself sit down and talk with Girardi about the gaffe, or does that responsibility fall to others on the team?

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