2) Renney was 164-121-42 in parts of five seasons behind the Ranger bench, but that record was 2-7-3 in his last 11 games, including a 3-2 overtime loss to lowly Toronto at the Garden on Sunday night. And with the team unable to top two goals in all 10 of those losses, and with the frustration mounting in the room, team president/GM Glen Sather decided to pull the plug Monday.
3) As for a successor along with Schoenfeld the other option is former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach John Tortorella who once was an asst coach in NY so he is familiar with the organization and the NY media. However, Tortorella is still under contract to the Lightning, so the Rangers would have to ask permission to speak to him. The Stanley Cup-winning coach had a short stint behind the Rangers bench in the 1999-2000 season, when he spent four games as head coach after working the rest of the year as an assistant. He went 0-3-1 to close out the season. He briefly assumed the head coaching role after John Muckler was fired. Tortorella left for Tampa the next season when Neil Smith was fired as general manager in New York and Glen Sather was brought in to replace him.
4) One knock on our favourite, Jim Schoenfeld is that the current asst GM of the Rangers and GM of the Ranger's AHL affiliate Wolfpack hasn't coached in the NHL recently. He has extensive head coaching experience, but hasn't in the NHL since 1999 when he guided the Phoenix Coyotes
As an NHL head coach, Schoenfeld has compiled a record of 256-246-78 (.509) We should know who Glen Sather(who's job should also hang in the balance) picks later this afternoon. Meanwhile folks around hockey are praying Tortorella is hired and Sean Avery is transferred to the Rangers. Talk about pouring gasoline over a smoldering fire!