January 13, 2011; San Jose, CA, USA; Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney on the bench during the third period against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion. Edmonton defeated San Jose 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Renney Flips Out About Forty Games Too Late

“We have a few people who should look in the mirror. You’re Edmonton Oilers … you’re a millionaire. Suck it up and play hockey,”

That’s Tom Renney to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal during last night’s post game (12 MAR 2012).  The Oilers lost 3-2 to the Sharks.

Renney is a man in uncharted waters right now.  With thirteen games remaining in the 2011-12 NHL season (and without a contract after that), Renney did what anyone trying to save their bacon would do, he got angry and told the media he was angry.  GRRRR.

It’s not all Renney’s fault by any stretch of imagination.  He’s just the guy going down with the ship.  Times are testy, and everyone wants to win.  It’s just…the Oilers aren’t winning.  They haven’t won for quite some time now.  Maybe Tom can get on this anti-rebuild bandwagon I’m trying to build here.  There’s always room for one more.

We get that you’re frustrated.  We’ve cut bait with this season a few months ago and are cheering for individual player achievements.  Eberle has 30 goals, Hall surpassed 50 points.  Maybe RNH can somehow swing the Calder Trophy.  It says nothing for the playoffs, but at least it’s something to grab on.

As soon as December hit, we should’ve seen this anger.  Not with 13 games remaining.

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