UPDATE: RENNEY OUT

Robin Brownlee
May 17 2012 03:31PM

Now that Canada is out at the World Championships with a loss to the, ahem, powerhouse Slovakians, might we be hearing in the next few days that Tom Renney is out as coach of the Edmonton Oilers?

While there's still no indication of a pending announcement from the Oilers media relations staff, the timing is right for GM Steve Tambellini, who was at the World Championship, to fit a news conference announcing Renney is out clarifying the coaching situation into his busy agenda before he jets off for the NHL combine in Toronto May 28.

Renney has been left to twist long enough. The question now, as Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun tweeted this morning, does Canada's elimination at the WC make selling coach Brent Sutter as Renney's replacement a more difficult pitch than it should have been to already disgruntled Oilers fans?

Stay tuned.

UPDATE @3:25:

According to the Oilers Twitter feed, Renney will not be back as coach. More to come . . .

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#51 steelymac
May 17 2012, 05:32PM
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according to twitter Tom is done.thats fom the Oil website.

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#53 steelymac
May 17 2012, 05:36PM
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check out some of Dithers quotes #@^% I hate that guy

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#55 steelymac
May 17 2012, 05:39PM
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thanks Robin I guess U seen it coming.So what was Renneys response?

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#56 LoDog
May 17 2012, 06:26PM
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I thought my post was clear that posters were making a huge deal about Renney having to wait a bit was a non story not your article.

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#57 Barry
May 27 2012, 08:55PM
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think Bob Hartley - he's the ideal coach

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