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Tom Renney will be named Hockey Canada president and CEO, a source tells The Canadian Press.

Renney, who previously was an associate coach on Mike Babcock's staff with the Detroit Red Wings, will replace Bob Nicholson, who resigned earlier this year.

The announcement is expected to take place Tuesday afternoon in Calgary.

Renney is a well-respected hockey person with 17 years of coaching experience in the NHL, WHL and internationally. He spent the past two seasons with the Red Wings.

Before that, Renney was head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. The 59-year-old Cranbook, B.C., native served as head coach of Team Canada for two years, including the 1994 Olympics, after two seasons behind the bench of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.

Renney also served as Rangers' director of player personnel and vice president of player development.

His history with Hockey Canada is a long one. In addition to winning a silver medal at the 1994 Olympics, Renney has coached Canada in 10 world championships and also served as vice president of hockey operations in 1998 and 1999.

Former Colorado head coach and recent Pittsburgh assistant Tony Granato will replace Renney in Detroit, according to multiple reports.

Hockey Canada's board of directors began its confidential search for Nicholson's replacement in April with the expectation of making a hire by the end of July.

In June, Nicholson was named vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment Group in Edmonton. He maintained his position as vice president of the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The day he resigned, Nicholson said he hoped his successor cared about the game.

"Make sure that you're in Flin Flon and all the small (towns with) minor hockey across the country," Nicholson said April 4. "Talk about sledge hockey, talk about women's hockey. The other stuff'll come. The NHL, the Canadian Hockey League, we have good partnerships there and it'll continue to be strong."

Put yourself in the GM chair / Re: Evander Kane an Oiler?
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:05:07 PM »
I would be all for that trade no problem. Get er done!

Oilers Discussion / Re: Oilers sign Petry to one year deal
« on: July 08, 2014, 10:07:57 PM »
I really don't understand that contract, it makes no sense when you figure in Nikitins contract, Ferrence contract. So if Petry has an outstanding year next year, he gets to test the FA market and we get nothing for him, if he has a bad year, we still get nothing for him.  Its never good to give a guy a one year contract heading into his first UFA.

Oilers Discussion / Why would the Oilers move Petry
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:22:36 AM »
There is so much talk out there about moving Petry for a 2C, I guess it depends on what 2 C we can get. I just don't see why we would trade our best dman with just over 200 games experience who still has a ton of potential and I believe coach Ramsay will help him progress a lot this year.

If we get rid of Petry it means we won't have a player on our team that was drafted past the first round since 2006. We will own that massive honour all to ourselves, no other team in the NHL can brag of such a thing, our scouting staff is amazing.

I really don't mind giving Arco and or Lander a look for 10 games at 2C and who knows Draisaitl may knock our socks off right out of the shoot, it can happen.

I really like this guy, I think he will be a fantastic player for us and we got him at a good price. This is the one FA signing that looked really good as far as term dollars and caliber per dollar.

Well Howsen showed his stuff when he got his connection hired (Nikitin) so Eakins had to show he knows people too (Aulie) and we all know how well the 2 Eakins signings at the beginning of last year went. This organization is so frustrating to watch.

But hey good luck Aulie, blow our socks off.

For some reason I think this may be the only over paid guy that might do ok :)  I agree Boram, it may take him 10 games just to get out of shock. I am sure when his agent told him what the offer was he said, GTFO your kidding,

He does add exactly what we need, a more skilled Hendrix.

Everyone is talking like this guy is our saviour, lord help us if thats the expectation, many people have him pegged in as top pair guy. So let me get this straight, a scratch for the Blues many times, a scratch player for the Jackets many times, just around 200 total NHL games, and he is the Oilers top 2 guy. I think its a hope and a prayer that the guy does ok, hoping not the next Belov. The money they paid this guy is a slap in the face to what they will offer their current best dman Petry, and it will certainly play into Schultz's new contract as well. If this fails, Howsen should be gone.

I really hope he blows our socks off and does great, we need him to play to his salary and we'll be golden.

Put yourself in the GM chair / Re: Trading Nail
« on: July 05, 2014, 03:54:00 AM »
They drafted him because Katz' kid loved him.  Now that he's bigger than him, the gloss has worn off ^__^ 

But really, this is the worst time to trade Yak.  He's our asset, we can't just pretend we didn't draft him, and hes at a career low in value.  No choice but to try to build him up, and see if he is a piece of the core, or a piece to move, but he can't move unless he improves.

Yeah sounds about right on the scouting staff :)

Yakupov may have low trade value right now but he does have that first season on resume where he scored some goals. Also, the Eakins affect made everyone look bad last year, he did no favours for player's stats. I would assume teams scouted Yakupov in his draft year and also understand there is some upside for sure. the previous poster mentioned Dal Colle and Clutterbuck in a trade, I actually don't mind that deal since Clusterbuck will bring a lot of what we still need and obviously we would be taking a chance on Dal Colle, but I like that chance. If you look at it from NY side, it probably looks appealing. I like Yakupov he seems pumped and stuff but he really has no clue how to play proper hockey and I don't mean just bad on defence, the kid looks lost out there A LOT, he reverts back to Russian hockey quite often. I suppose they should wait on the kid, he is young but I don't see him ever being a Stamkos as he was portrayed, not even close.

Around the NHL / Michael Del Zotto
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:13:25 AM »
The Preds let him walk as a UFA, what is the deal with this guy? It seems he was looking pretty good a few years back, I wonder what his issues are, he certainly has an offensive upside. I wonder if its just some maturity or party issue or something. Seems strange he dropped off so bad.

Oilers Discussion / Re: Oilers have traded Sam Gagner
« on: June 29, 2014, 11:44:43 PM »
Pretty strange when Sam Gagner ends up being traded from Tampa for a 6th round pick, the new NHL sucks.

I hope the best for Sammy, he was pushed in too early on a terrible team and organization, a saloon door of coaches etc etc etc etc. He will probably end up to have a great career from here on it just like Cogliano did, after leaving the Oiler asylum.

I hope Purcell does well for us. Good luck Sammy!

Oilers Discussion / Re: Oilers select Draisaitl
« on: June 27, 2014, 06:08:40 PM »
Finally we got a center with some size. I hope he does well GOOD LUCK LEON.

Oilers Discussion / Canucks get Dorsett for 3rd round pick
« on: June 27, 2014, 05:55:28 PM »
I am not sure why we didn't go after this guy, it seems this might be a guy we could really use on our 3rd - 4th line.

Around the NHL / Re: Hextall - Flyers new GM (his dream job)
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:25:33 PM »
Holmgren gets promoted to president? I would think they gave him this title because they have to pay him anyway, I see no other reason.

Around the NHL / Re: Predators hire Laviolette
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:24:00 PM »
Man I dunno, I sure have never liked Laviolette. I guess sometimes change is needed just to freshen things up but I still think Trotz is twice the coach.

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