Does anyone else believe that if the rangers lose this game, renney might be shown the door? How can Sather be this patient? A win would only prolong Renney's stay. This is the least I've ever wanted to watch a rangers game. but i am going to watch it, because this is my team and im not a fair weathered. But I akready know im just going to turn off the tv angry when all is said and done.
like that will happen. Renney probably addressed the team after the devils game and it probably went something like this
Renney: "We played really well today guys, but yet again Petr Prucha let us down and was a liability."
Mike Pelino walks over to Renney: "but Prucha didn't even pl..."
Renney: "I dont want to hear it! Im sick and tired of watching this kid play with passion and with heart. He needs to be accountable. Why can't he turn the puck over like Gomez, why can't he score like Drury and Dawes? I gave him 3 games to show us what hes got and what did have to show for it?
Pelino: "He had that huge goal in the Pens game and in that 3 game span we only scored a total of 4 goals, so in actually he scored 25% of our goals."
Renney looks confused: Whats your point?
Pearn intervenes: "Can we also blame him for the power play?"
Renney: "Sure, he played a total of 19 seconds this season on there and still hasn't put up a point."
I wouldn’t have been surprised if Henrik Lundqvist ripped into his teammates after tonight’s 8-5 undressing. Or maybe it’s that I wouldn’t have blamed him.
But the goaltender, while clearly exasperated and even embarrassed by matching his career high for goals allowed, merely implicated himself in the loss.
“I need to be better,” Lundqvist said.
Well, sure. If the Rangers keep playing like that, Lundqvist would need to be superhuman.
The only telling moment came when I asked Lundqvist if he definitely wanted to play tomorrow. I can’t remember an occasion when the goalie hasn’t firmly stated his desire to come back and play the next game. But maybe because he doesn’t sense much of an improvement, Lundqvist wavered.
“I’m not making that decision,” Lundqvist said. “Like I said, if Tom tells me to play, I’ll be ready to play. He’s the coach. Whatever he decides. Sometimes you don’t have to think about every decision.”
Meanwhile, if you’re waiting to hear about a shake-up to the roster for tomorrow night, I’ve got nothing to report. Tom Renney bristled at a question tonight about his defense, saying the problem was with all 20 players, not just the six defensemen.
Maybe so. But let’s just say the Rangers need a quick fix, and unless Mats Sundin has been boning up his play on the backline, the free agent Swede isn’t the one to bring it.
Renney was asked whether Prucha’s latest three-game stint was enough of a sample for him.
“Yup,” Renney said. “If it wasn’t, he would still be in. He gave me everything he could. It depends also on what you need. Nigel is in primarily because of his ability to score and help create offense. Also, he’s a playmaker. He helps, I think, supplement what we might need offensive by his ability to make plays. It’s where we are and what we need to generate. It’s capitalizing on guys that have been out of the lineup that want badly to get back in and do the right thing as they do that.”
Renney HATES Petr Prucha. I don't know what he did, but it's very clear at this point.
I'm going to wear my Prucha jersey to the Garden tonight. Renney's gotten ridiculous now, it's time for him to go.