Monday, March 17, 2008

Renney to Blame for Lack of Urgency

NJ.com writes...

"Sure seems like there is a general sense in the locker room that the team needs to play with some more fire. We can't help but think these quotes (Ranger players saying they lacked fire this weekend) somewhat indirectly point to Tom Renney. The players are professionals, and in the thick of a playoff race, one would think they should be able to muster up the energy to play a full 60 minutes. But they're human, and in the face of over-confidence or perhaps complacency, they need their coach to step things up, help them get fired up again, and take them to that next level. Renney will likely have to mix things up tomorrow against the Penguins, inserting either Petr Prucha, Ryan Hollweg, or both into the lineup to help wake his team up."

...now I have no idea how Renney is behind closed doors, but he seems like the last coach that could help his team get fired up. His personality is very even-keeled, never panicking or getting too excited. That's a great trait to have in certain situations, but right now a fiery speech might go a long way. Can someone send the below clip to Renney...


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