Some notes before tonight’s ORIGINAL SIX match-up (I felt it needed to be capitalized):
Renney was asked if it was more pain or a fear of further injury that was keeping Gomez out.
“I guess a combination of both,” Renney said. “You have to listen to the athlete. It is painful, but we’re treating it appropriately and it’s settling down nicely. So rather than go backwards, we’ll keep with treatment.”
With Gomez out, Renney is expected to go with the same lines, although he did leave open the door for a tweak or two. So stay tuned..
The difference according to Renney is the rookie is playing with more conviction and is not as afraid of making mistakes.
“Make a decision,” Renney said of his advice to the player. “Make a choice and play through it. We’ll be OK with it behind the bench as long as you’re being decisive, so make a decision and live it.”