Tortorella Now With Rangers 

Tim Throckmorton

Tom Renney was fired as coach of the New YorkRangers on Monday and replaced by John Tortorella in an attempt tosave a season that has spiraled out of control. Tortorella is a former UMaine hockey player. The Rangers opened 10-2-1, but 10 losses in the last 12 gameshave knocked the team out of contention for the Atlantic Divisiontitle and placed it in danger of missing the playoffs completely. Tortorella led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup titlein 2004 and was let go following last season. Renney, a former coach of the Vancouver Canucks, was 164-121-42with the Rangers in four-plus seasons and ranks fourth on theteam’s career wins and games coached lists.