The rodent with harsh words for Renney...
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02-26-2007, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
One thing I will say about Tyutin...
is I was much more impressed during the first 1/4 - 1/3 of the season than the last month. Less intense, but it also seems often his role is decreased. He's less noticeable than in the beginning of the season.
Radek - I honestly do not know what is your point of 'Does Renney...'. He's the coach and he needs to have guys on the same page as him. If it's pinching, passing, shooting or playing a style of play, they need to be on the same page and that page comes down from the coach. If the PP is not shooting, he needs to demand shooting or change the guys out. If a guy's pinching too much to the detriment of the team, then he needs to set him straight or sit him down and replace him with a guy who will play his style. If Renney's not doing that, what is his job during the games, and what do they do in practice?
You look at a guy like Nolan - it seems as though every team (one year in an organization is one team, and the next is another team, for argument's sake) plays a similar style, and guys play hard and smart for him. Is it a coincidence that those are the type of players he's always coaching, or does coaching have something to do with it? I think it's the latter, and that's what an effective coach does.
Look, I actually think Renney is a smart hockey guy. I do also think that Renney's job is up in the booth somewhere analyzing the game, watching players on the farm, and giving feedback to decision makers. He knows what's wrong and what goes right, typically, but too often doesn't know how to fix it. Many, or most, will argue he doesn't have the tools to fix it. Me, I think it's somewhere in the middle and will reiterate, this team should be somewhere around where PITT is in the standings, not where Boston is. They may wind up in a playoff spot, and that's great, but right now, I don't see any reason why they should not be faring better at this point.
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