Renney Explains the Prucha Situation

So Rick Carpiniello caught up with Tom Renney the other day and asked about the Petr Prucha situation. He had this to say: Renney feels that Prucha — who, as we know is not afraid to play a physical game for a smallish player — wears down. And wears down significantly, to the point where it affects his skating. “With…

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Anisimov sent back to Hartford

Well that was quick. Arthur Staple mentioned it at the bottom of this post, and the AHL transactions page confirms it. Anisimov received 9:27 of ice time last night, getting off one shot and going two-for-five on faceoffs. From what I recall, the shot came in the third period after he used his reach to knock the puck away from…

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Poll Closed: Split Decision on Renney

About one month ago, we started the poll on the side about whether Tom Renney deserves to keep his job. And it is somewhat surprising that the results show about a 60/40 ratio of fans wanting to keep him around. I guess the people that want him gone (us Nick and I included) are the more vocal. It’s no surprise…

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Can We Talk About Petr Prucha? I’ve Been DYING to Talk to You About Petr Prucha!!

The general pulse of the blog and its readers is that our beloved Petr Prucha has been treated almost as unfairly as Chad Pennington (sigh).  While the circumstances have maybe changed the last several weeks with his regular insertion into the lineup, it does not change the fact that the Rangers brass sorely mismanaged this former 30-goal scorer’s development during…

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Renney: “Brain dead hockey”

After another uninspired and rather dreadful effort last night, Tom Renney laid into his squad. Via Sam Weinman: “Awful,” Tom Renney said. “Brain-dead hockey.” … “I can tell you I’m not happy with how our team played. I’m not happy with performance from some very key members of our hockey club, who need to be better,” Renney said. “They need…

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So what’s it gonna be Mats?

As we sit on the eve of Mats Sundin’s big decision, one has to wonder…is this a move the Rangers have to make?  Or are they simply reverting back to their old ways, going after the the biggest available name out there, and not necessarily for the right reasons?  One would have to think that given Sundin’s track record that…

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New Poll (First Poll?)

Congratulations, if you’re reading this, you get to take part in the very first poll on Blue Seat Blogs. The poll is below on the right, and it’s based off the post below. Do you think Tom Renney should be replaced? Feel free to discuss here as well. Update: There seems to be a problem with the poll displaying properly…

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Tom Renney in Trouble

The Toronto Sun ran an interesting article. To quickly summarize, if the Rangers don’t start winning consistently, Tom Renney could be in major trouble, and Pat Quinn may not be unemployed much longer. I along with my co-author (who still has yet to write a post, where are you?) have been calling for Renney’s dismissal for quite some time, dating…

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Some Tidbits

After a very busy day of football and fixing things around the apartment, a few notes: Corey Potter will be traveling with the team on the west coast swing (as per Sam Weinman). This is probably a just in case scenario, as it is much tougher to get someone from Hartford to the west coast for a game. I’m hoping…

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So What’s the Answer?

Mats Sundin?  Nah.  Too expensive. Brendan Shanahan?  Possibly. How about a new coach?  Hmmm… That could be a radical idea.  Renney has had success as the Rangers coach, he’s 151-107-37 with the Blueshirts, and has led them to the playoffs three years in a row after a seven year absence.  His defensive schemes have led to offensive minded players all…

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