Tom Renney fined $10k for post-game comments

By , April 3, 2012 3:42 pm

The league has fined Tom Renney $10,000 for saying that “maybe the league needs Hollywood in the playoffs” after last night’s game. The comment was a slight against the officials in the game last night. I have to say there were quite a few BAD calls. Good on Renney for having the balls to say something.

7 Responses to “Tom Renney fined $10k for post-game comments”

  1. G&S says:

    I have been swaying back and forth on if Renney should keep his job but IMO this type of thing should have been said months ago. I know it’s not just the Oilers who have been victimized by the brutal officiating that has plagued the NHL over the past few years. The Kings were robbed of a goal when Smyth pushed a King into Dubnyk, knocking the net off and didn’t even get a powerplay, lets not forget that too. But damn there has been a ton of terrible calls against the Oilers in recent months. Take that call against Colten Tuebert as a prime example. A great play where he clearly clearly clearly got puck first resulted in a tripping penalty. Unacceptable.

    The NHL is getting to the point where it doesnt deserve fan support. Something needs to be done about this. Perhaps a summer development camp for the refs is in order? Making the officials more publicly accountable? I don’t know the true answer on how to improve this but I do know that a officiating overhaul is desperately needed.

  2. Alan-NottsUK says:

    a decision review system is needed. 1 challenge per period, if you are correct you keep it, if you are incorrect you lose it.

    So using 2 of the Dustin Brown calls from last night.

    Tripping – 2 minutes for Tuebert. Challenged. review:
    Tuebert plays the puck, no penalty on him, Brown dives 2 minutes for unsportsmanlike.
    Oilers can still challenge a call.

    Hooking – 2 minutes for Hemsky. Challenged.
    Hemsky does hook him, however it is obvious Brown embelished the contact. 2 for Hemsky, 2 for Brown.
    Oilers can not use another challenge as the initial penalty was correct.

  3. hemmerlady says:

    hmm…Sounds like we need a MacRenney Fine Fund. As a gesture of fan support.

    Sometimes you have to shine a light on the zebras. The odd bad call you can chalk up to “they didn’t see it” or whatever, but when it’s a few and they’re blatant…gotta stand up for the team.

    I’ve heard coaches say a lot worse, as far as criticism of officiating…didn’t think it was that bad. Unfortunately the audio cuts out right before Renney’s comment so you can’t hear the reporter’s question.

  4. Alan-NottsUK says:

    The stats show that if there was a Greg Louganis award, Dustin Brown would have won it in 5 of the past 7 years. At the time of the article he had drawn 380 penalties since the lockout with the next closest being Alexander Ovechkin with 255

  5. Racki says:

    Alan: Dustin Brown is a diving ho-bag. I’ve seen it a couple instances from Chris Letang as of recent as well too. Two high sticks nowhere near his face, and he goes down like he’s been shot, drawing the penalty. Referees should know better though. They do watch game tapes, and see these guys making suckers out of them. I know some refs will remember. But I’m surprised Brown still gets away with as much as he does.

    HL: Agreed, I hope Renney doesn’t end up paying that fine. I love that he said it, and we all wanted to hear it!

  6. Racki says:

    The league quietly fines officials when they make big mistakes. I am hoping the back official on this one gets fined. That was stupid (referring to calling a tripping penalty on Teubert when he was in no position to make that call).

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