Fallout from the Oilers decision not to renew coach Tom Renney’s contract, more speculation over Daniel Alfredsson, and an update on Ryan Kesler.


Is replacing Renney as coach the right move for the Oilers?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples questions the Oilers decision yesterday not to renew head coach Tom Renney’s contract, believing the team was trending in the right direction.

EDMONTON SUN: Terry Jones believes former Flames head coach Brent Sutter is the right man to take over as the Oilers new head coach.

SPORTSNET.CA: Mark Spector believes Oilers GM Steve Tambellini could be on thin ice as he’s about to make his third coaching hire in four years, and must get this one right or face losing his job.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s been long rumored Sutter would be Renney’s replacement. We’ll find out hopefully in the coming weeks if that’s the case or if they’re looking at other options.

OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan reports Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson lamented Sweden’s 4-3 elimination loss to the Czech Republic could be his last hockey game.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That could send a slight ripple of concern through the Senators organization, which is hoping Alfredsson will return for one more season.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks center Ryan Kesler doesn’t intend to rush back from May 8 surgery to repair a torn labrum.