Renney-less New York Rangers Just Plain Stink Under John Tortorella

February 12th, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
They are hired to be fired. It is the NHL coaching creed.

In some cases it is the right thing to do, but in the case of the New York Rangers, who dismissed Tom Renney last year, the move made about as much sense as Aerosmith going on tour with Justin Timberlake as their lead singer.

Under the John Tortorella regime this season, the Rangers are 26-27-7 in 60 games thus far. Last season after 61 games, Renney had guided the club to a 31-23-7 record, yet he was let go.

Bringing Tortorella on board was simply another idiotic decision from GM Glen Sather, who hasn't had success since the Reagan administration.

I mean really...Tortorella? The guy is more suited for a Howard Stern-esque late night radio show than a hockey coach. Besides, the Rangers already had Sean Avery—with two guys that like the smell of their own farts as much as those two, it's no wonder the team stinks.

The Rangers have been about as consistent as Jennifer Aniston's love life.

The fact is, Renney is a smart hockey man, who coached some pretty mediocre Rangers teams to three 40+ win seasons in his little over three years behind the bench i ...

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