Again, i defend and support Renney ALL THE TIME. I feel he is a great coach. The best we have had in a LONG time. May end up being the best coach the organization ever had when all is said and done. I love his calm demeanor and his respect for his players. And most of the credit for this organizations good health is because of him and his staff and Sather.
That does not mean i have to agree with everything he does.
And he was wrong in this instance. Benching players is always wrong. you address it in practice and/or in the locker room. You tap the player on the shoulder on the bench and mention your displeasure with what he did. But DO NOT bench him. During practice make him work on it. In the locker room show him video. DO NOT hurt the whole team by benching him.
I NEVER agree with benching a player in any situation. Unless he deliberately skated the puck in your own zone and deaked your own goaltender and scored on your own net. Or did some other bizarre out of control thing.
absolutely ridiculous statement. are you serious? broken.
gimme a break. yeah, renney needs to break z. renney should kiss his arse for winning games single handedly this season. he is our single most dynamic player. he has immense talent and with that comes dangling and flair. he makes no more mistakes than say gomez and his idiot passes to no one or rozy and his stevie wonder defense.
so far i have seen more from zherdev then i ever expected. he is our most complete forward, he bangs, he passes, he backchecks, he scores huge goals and hes exicted when he does it. hes our ovechkin and i want no part of renney trying to break him. period.
if renney has his way, hell break z all right... hell suck the life out of him and make him into friggin blair betts.
god help us all.
Absolutely ridiculous if you take it literally and ignore the use of quotations.
So all of those things you've seen from Zherdev magically appeared in his game when he was traded to NY, and was in no way attributable to Tom Renney and his coaching. Got it.
I never believe in benching players. It is counter productive.
I'd guess that upwards of 90% of people who have ever coached a professional hockey team would disagree with you.
And for all you people who are defending Zherdev from Renney as if Renney was an abusive father, remember this: Z's former coach, Ken Hitchcock, has been credited by Z himself for really getting through to him and helping him grow as a player. If you know anything about Ken Hitchcock, you'll know that he didn't do that by coddling him.