I am (was) a Tom Renney fan. There I said it! He was always calm, cool and collected, and for the most part this trait was transferred to the Rangers….until the past 4 months. You could see them slide, and over the past 14 games or so they were at a near vertical drop. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fiery coaches as well. Keenan was a prick. Muckler was no walk in the park. Don’t forget about that little frenchman, Bergeron. So, Torch has some predecessors in this organization that were more brash than he is. He won a cup in ’04. He wore out his welcome in Tampa, as most task masters do, but he is back where he started 8 and a half years ago as an assistant, and we need to give him time to implement his system. Hopefully Tom will be back in some capacity in the Ranger organization, I’d hate to see him anywhere but in the Blueshirt organization.
“No longer will anyone – player, coach, trainer, or media member – step foot on the big Rangers logo in the centre of the carpet. Respect starts there way before it ever shows up on the ice.”……..SOLID!
NY Post - TOUGH-GUY COACH REPLACES RENNEY
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