Rangers Fire Head Coach Tom Renney

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Tom Renney has been fired as coach of the New York Rangers.

General manager Glen Sather dismissed Renney and assistant Perry
Pearn on Monday. No replacement has been chosen, but assistant Mike
Pelino and goalie coach Benoit Allaire remain with the team.

The Rangers have won only twice in their last 12 games after
leading the Atlantic Division much of the first half of the season.

The Rangers lost in overtime to Toronto on Sunday night, and are
in a fifth-place tie in the Eastern Conference with 69 points - two
points ahead of ninth-place Carolina. The top eight teams make the
playoffs.

Last week, division rival Pittsburgh fired coach Michel
Therrien.


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