COACHING CONTROVERSY

With the announcement that Magnus Paajarvi was sent to the Oklahoma City Barons today, Edmonton’s coach is under the gun in the City of Champions.

Tom renney has come under fire recently in Edmonton for a few reasons, most notably that Magnus Paajarvi had not been sent to the farm. Well today that changed. There have been other reasons fans in Edmonton have been disgruntled with Tom’s Coaching as well.

The fact that RNH wasn’t used as he could’ve been in the second period against Phoenix last night seems to have ruffled the feathers of fans here. I tend to agree that the stars of the team, that give you the best chance to win, should be played ahead of guys like Eric Belanger. I am not disrespecting Belanger here, but let’s be real about who is producing and who isn’t.

There’s another thing that gets me and I’m sure a few of you as well…why is Hemsky getting first unit PP time while RNH is not. this has not been the case in other games, yet last night it was. I will never understand this mentality. Hemsky should get some ice-time on the PK if anything. He did get some time there last year and looked good at it. The fact that our PP has been vastly better this year while Hemsky was injured, tells the tale all by itself.

i would like to see if there will be a new approach to coaching here soon. I think it may have started with the Paajarvi to the farm move today. Let’s hope that the other issues I have mentioned will get tweaked in the game on Saturday vs. the San Jose Sharks.

 

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