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Tom Renney Quotes

We're sort of playing a hunch as much as anything. He's played New Jersey well, and our last good game of hockey was here against them with Kevin in goal, so I don't think that is unreasonable at all.
Tom Renney
#Game

We felt it would be a wise move on our part to look at the Czech free agents for a combination of reasons. No.1, they understand the red-line game. No. 2, they really do play well instinctively off one another. And No. 3, they do care and have a passion for the game and want to win.
Tom Renney
#Agents

He nailed the big one. We believe we have the goaltending that can seal the deal.
Tom Renney
#Believe

We have to stay out of the penalty box. Five-on-five, if there's a team that has the advantage it may be us. We have to be patient and avoid frustration.
Tom Renney
#Advantage

Our intention is that every time we go on the ice we have a purpose, and there is a level of performance that is acceptable and one that isn't. Sometimes we help them understand what acceptable is. Today was no problem. They worked hard.
Tom Renney
#Intention

All the cliches fit. It's a very valuable time for us if we get through this adversity, because it's going to galvanize our group and define our organization moving forward.
Tom Renney
#Adversity

That's a pretty deadly combination. You don't last long under those circumstances.
Tom Renney
#Circumstances

The most important thing to us is our mental health. In that respect, we are ready to go.
Tom Renney
#Health

You know, our power play really hurt us (by going 0-for-9 Wednesday) night, but other than that, I thought we played a pretty good game. Tonight, I thought we played a more complete game.
Tom Renney
#Hurt

They take good point shots, create traffic at the net and they're hard people to move. Whoever wins the specialty-team game should win the game tonight.
Tom Renney
#People

It hurt us from that point of view. We had our practice all ready to go as we always do, but specifically for Pittsburgh.
Tom Renney
#Hurt

Kevin was fine. I thought it was more an opportunity to wake up 18 guys and get ourselves back in the hockey game by doing what we have to do in terms of managing the puck, and maybe give yourself to play 5-on-5 hockey or better.
Tom Renney
#Opportunity

It was more for effect, a little acting.
Tom Renney
#Acting And Actors

I thought we would probably do Henrik well by giving him a breather before he went over to Europe, so it serves two purposes.
Tom Renney
#Giving

I hope what we're dong here is providing a template for what this team will look like in the future.
Tom Renney
#Future

We don't want to be too proactive getting him back into the lineup. We have to listen to his body.
Tom Renney
#Body

If I hadn't scouted this kid in juniors, I'd probably be a little more skeptical.
Tom Renney
#Juniors

Overmatched? I doubt it. I just thought we had a strong game. We took advantage of some things that were presented to us and I thought we were as good as we've been defensively all year.
Tom Renney
#Doubt

We need some pop. Going into Philly (tomorrow) ... we want him to get some realistic work.
Tom Renney
#Work

I hope we're developing a reputation as a team that's tough to beat, whether at home or on the road. I hope that we're being identified as a team that plays a responsible game without the puck, that we are solid from the goaltender out.
Tom Renney
#Home

I learned a highly valuable lesson in Vancouver about European players. You have to give your stars . . . the latitude to do extraordinary things.
Tom Renney
#European

The big thing for us is that we've all made it through this experience relatively healthy, just tired, fatigued more than anything else.
Tom Renney
#Experience

It's beyond belief. You sort of equate that with the drought with the Stanley Cup and I guess it adds up but it's almost unbelievable.
Tom Renney
#Belief

I thought Kevin played very well and deserved the opportunity to come back and get another start. I thought we developed sort of a flow and pace to our game that showed we were in sync, and I didn't want to mess with that.
Tom Renney
#Opportunity

It is important to experience everything that you might see in the playoffs. But having said that, we have to make sure that we don't assume anything...And if we play the way we did tonight, it's going to be a tougher road ahead of us than we think.
Tom Renney
#Experience

That was the one thing that really hurt us. It's about quick puck movement, support and speed.
Tom Renney
#Hurt

We sure hope that we've identified with one thing and that is stability, and the level of, I guess, confidence that goes along with that so you can even push the envelope further and squeeze the cloth a little bit more to bring even more out of people.
Tom Renney
#Confidence

I don't think you ever hang that responsibility on a rookie. He's one of the ways by which we can get ourselves going.
Tom Renney
#Responsibility

It may affect our transition game. He's got really good poise with the puck, he's got good deception where he can look people off and then make the appropriate little outlet pass. Those are real critical to our transition game and how much time we spend in our own end.
Tom Renney
#Deception

It's cheating. It's trying to make the 60-foot pass and not collaborating on anything that has to be done.
Tom Renney
#Cheating