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Slumping Rangers oust Renney

Updated: February 24, 2009, 2:32 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Not only did the New York Rangers seek to change the message behind the bench, but the way it was delivered, too.

That left mild-mannered coach Tom Renney out of a job on Monday and blustery John Tortorella en route to a starring role on Broadway.

Renney was fired by Rangers general manager Glen Sather after he failed to turn around a once-promising season that suddenly spiraled out of control. New York is stuck in a skid that produced 10 losses in 12 games (2-7-3).

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