Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rangers Fans left "Cheering for the Laundry" and Renney Resurrected

"Cheering for the laundry" is an old Jerry Seinfeld line implying how with the high turnover and mercenaries on a modern pro-sports team, all the fans are really doing is cheering for the laundry or the team jerseys. That seems about right when a player like Donald Brashear gets a Blueshirt, and one like Petr Prucha or Blair Betts loses theirs.

This sense of alienation with the Rangers will continue as long as the Stealth GM and his brainless coach pollute the brand. We are left cheering for our empty blueshirt laundry out of loyalty to the logo.

Anyway, our old dis-enabler, Coach Clueless, Tom Renney, has made a comeback. Putting aside Renney's lack of coaching skills; he is a gentleman and a nice guy. Traits that are alien to our current coach brainless. So a tip of the cap to Renney who takes over the coaching duties in Edmonton. Gentleman Tom at least got us into the playoffs, three years in a row, with a core of players that we loved. That currently qualifies as our salad days instead of our laundry days.


NY Rangers records:
Coach           Term         Regular season         Playoffs
                             G   W - L - OTL Win%   G   W - L
Tom Renney      2004–2009    327 164-117-46  .502   24  11-13
John Tortorella 2009–present 103 50-40-13    .485    7   3-4

Jim Matheson / Vancouver Sun / EdmontonJournal.com:
Tom Renney new Oilers head coach -- Pat Quinn moves from behind the bench to front office

EDMONTON — Tom Renney, Pat Quinn’s right-hand man last winter, is now calling the shots for the Edmonton Oilers after general manager Steve Tambellini moved up his acknowledged succession plan by a year.

Renney, who was hired last summer along with Quinn, was going to take over as head coach after the 2010-2011 season, but with the Oilers in full-blown rebuild mode, Tambellini decided to move the 67-year-old Quinn into a senior advisory position now. Renney becomes the 10th coach in the club’s history...

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