I think what did him in was the “Mangini moment” captured by the camera shot of the reaction on the Rangers’ bench when Rozsival scored the tying goal. The players all went nuts with celebration, and Renney didn’t even crack a smile.
Anyway, I am sad/OK to see him go.
He was classy from Day 1. A lost art in sports today.
But, this team has been brutally dull for months and do not seem to be capable of getting out of it. They are pressing so bad.
Sather is the culprit here but we know where he stands with the Dolan's.
FAN just said Tortorella. He will light a fire for sure and DEFINITELY piss off some of the guys within minutes!!
There are a lot of problems with this team, the least of which was Renney. I think you can blame him and staff for the staggering lack of development of the young guys (Dubinsky, Callahan, Dawes and even Prucha to a degree).
But the contracts given to Gomez and Redden especially are going to anchor this team down for a few years yet.
Gomez is a total coach-killer and Redden is amazingly soft for his size.
The roster is full of 2nd and 3rd line players.
Sather is the person to blame. But as long as hehas Dolan's ear, this will continue.
Renney is a good coach, but whatever reason it's not clicking this season. After starting the season with guns a blazing, the team hs ran out of ammo quickly. I dont see much change in the team regardless of coach they bring in.
Totorella's a no-brainer. They do need his fire and his lack of inhibitions about benching star players when they deserve it. Renney's defense first philosophy eventually stifled this team. Zherdev's talent was being totally wasted.
Sather did a great job coming out of the lockout a few years ago but has completely obliterated that work in two off-seasons. Letting Jagr, Nylander and Avery go and signing Gomez, Drury, Redden and Rozsival to mind numbing contracts that have completely strapped the team was the work of a man whose time has come and gone. The pompous-arrogant-fat-cat-cigar-smoking GM's are dinosaurs in today's NHL. The smart move last year would have been to fire Sather and let Donnie Maloney take over. Instead, Maloney's gone and we'll all watch as he helps build a winner in Phoenix.
I generally like the guy, but that's always been one of the knocks on him.
I don't think it would necessarily be a bad thing to hire him. Quinn is the best coach available though, imo. If you think Redden was bad being constantly chirped at by Murray, imagine what Torts could do to the poor guy.
All lateral movements until the guy who bought this mess is gone methinks.
By the way, I hope Pearn and Pelino are on their way out too. The power play is abyssmal as is the idiotic back-passing that the Rangers defensemen do night in and night out. Any high school coach could recognize what the Rangers dmen are going to do with the puck. Every team looks for it and jumps on them but they just keep on doing it. It's time to get some Rangers heritage behind the bench with Torts (if indeed he's the next coach). My votes go to Ken Gernander as an assistant. He's great with the younger players. And Adam Graves.
Edit: From what I read, looks like Pearn did get a pink slip.
This is one of the things that irks me about this board. We have all sorts of stupid threads polluting the main board on a daily basis but God forbid a piece of local sports news gets on there that doesn't interest a Mod and/or some whiny ass complains about it. I think it's newsworthy and could have stayed on the board for a while anyway at least until the masses could see the news. Not everyone reads the NHL forum. Couldn't even let it stay for 30 minutes.