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Report: Renney to be named president of Hockey Canada

Jul 14, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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Tom Renney will be introduced tomorrow as the new president of Hockey Canada, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Renney will replace Bob Nicholson, now an executive with the Edmonton Oilers.

To take the job, Renney will have to leave Detroit, where he’s been an associate coach for the last two years on Mike Babstock’s staff, which also lost Bill Peters to Carolina this offseason.

Hockey Canada and Renney have a relationship that dates all the way back to the early 1990’s, when he coached the Canadian national team, winning a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for somebody to be the head man of Hockey Canada,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said, per MLive. “We supported Tom by allowing him to be part of the process.”

  1. mshantz22 - Jul 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Good riddance. I have disliked this guy ever since he took over the Detroit power play.

    • blomfeld - Jul 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      “anyone with rat lips is ‘not’ to be trusted” … Josef Stransky

      34-40-7 … Tom Renney’s ’97-98 record coaching the Vancouver Canucks before being fired

      the bottom line is that Hockey Canada can now kiss it’s own ass ‘good-bye’ with the hiring of this small time, rat-lipped, carnival huckster … Tom Renney is nothing but a career ‘loser’ and anything he touches becomes ‘garbage’ almost overnight ! … you Red Wings should be counting your blessings to be free of this parasite, trust me …

  2. esracerx46 - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    I’m sorry, but REALLY? They couldn’t find anyone else?

  3. adamal17 - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    He coached under the best coach in hockey in the “Mike Babcock School of Hockey” and is reaping the benefits of it with this deal. It is going to be really interesting who the Wings will get on such short notice to fill the void. We haven’t filled Bill Peters spot (AKA the PK genius) and now there’s this. Renney actually turned down solid interviews where he would have been seriously considered for a HC job this summer. He’s a really good coach that works amazingly with younger players. Regardless of what people may think he’ll do well in this role; especially with the younger group of Canadians. Just going to be interesting where the Wings go from here…while already being in development camp.

    • polegojim - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      Amen, as have MANY before him… and many more to come!

      Best Wishes Tom.

  4. therealjr - Jul 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Let me guess – wah, wah wah! Wings want a 3rd round draft pick as compensation from Hockey Canada.

    • adamal17 - Jul 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

      you’re an idiot.

  5. Hard to BeLeaf - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Good choice. Congrats, Renney!

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