“Let’s face it, Scotty Bowman would not have done much better with the team Renney was given.”
- Jason Strudwick
I love it, and absolutely agree. I’m not at all a fan of Renney being fired because I don’t think he had been given a proper team at this point. Good luck to the next coach if Tambellini doesn’t completely fix this team’s glue players and goaltending.
Oilers will not renew Renney's contract
The Oilers have announced that they will not renew the contract of Tom Renney. Apparently the leading candidates currently for the position are: Todd Nelson (Oklahoma Barons), Brent Sutter (formerly of the Calgary Flames) and Derek Laxal (Oil Kings).
Renney: "sigh...i gotta back up whatever this asshat says..."
OK, So every so often we have a “Caption This!” post. Usually these are epic failures in the contributions we receive, but we hope they are still funny as hell to read with the stuff we come up with, at the very least.
Basically the idea is we throw up a picture, and you come up with some captions for it, or do something funny with the picture. Example, with the picture above.. give Renney and Tambellini some lines (i.e. what are they saying?), or draw something funny on the picture and repost it.
Here’s a few captions to help get things rolling.. feel free to contribute in the comments if you like: Continue reading 'Caption This! Steve Tambellini and Tom Renney'»
Let the guy do his job
It’s pretty easy to take pot shots as to what we’re doing and not doing. It’s the growth of a team that we’re worried about. Sometimes I might be protective of how I deploy those kids, when, where and how. The operative word being ‘kids’. These are going to be men in the not too distant future and I want to make sure they make it that far. I think you will see the kids start to kill penalties more. We’re working off my timetable, thank you very much, and we will continue to.
Absolutely love that quote. My suspicions on the kids have been confirmed by Renney. He IS sheltering them. The media (and some fans) have been all over Renney for giving the kids low minutes compared to Horcoff’s line.
At times this has been warranted, but I think I would actually say that generally people like to find one topic-of-the-week and harp on it to death without considering WHY this could be happening.
It’s because he’s been sheltering them from the tough minutes. I think it should be obvious that he’s been protecting them from playing in tough situations such as defensive zone starts and, at times, from playing tougher opponents.
The Oilers spent a LOT of time in their Continue reading 'Hey armchair coaches… just let the guy do his job…'»