The Edmonton Oilers announced that they will not bring back head coach Tom Renney, who was behind the bench in Edmonton for two unremarkable seasons. Renney's teams amassed a 57-85-22 record during his tenure with the Oilers.
The club made the announcement on its Twitter account, tweeting that general manager Steve Tambellini would not renew the coach's contract. Via @NHL_Oilers:
Edmonton Oilers General Manager Steve Tambellini announces the club will not renew the contract of Head Coach Tom Renney— Edmonton Oilers (@NHL_Oilers) May 17, 2012
The Oilers have some of the most promising young stars in the league, but finished with the second-worst record in the NHL in 2011-12, just one year after finishing last in the league. That was enough for Tambellini and the front office, who let Renney go and will now begin a search for the 11th coach in Oilers franchise history.
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