"Turnarounds take time. They take a large degree of patience. If you try to miss steps along the way or force it, it could certainly become detrimental. Having said that, you'd be amazed at how fast it can happen if everybody's on the same page and you are paying attention to the detail and what's required."
-- Tom Renney
It's always an exciting time when one is named head coach of a National Hockey League team. But when Tom Renney was awarded the position with the
on June 22, the 55-year-old admitted it was a bittersweet day.
, his good friend who guided the team to a League-worst record of 27-47-8 in 2009-10. Quinn was reassigned within the organization to the position of Senior Hockey Advisor, while Renney was promoted from associate coach to bench boss.
"Initially, I had some mixed emotions with it, having it happen the way it did," Renney told NHL.com. "I admire Pat. But the bottom line is I'm here and it's my turn and I'm ready to go."