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Islanders Having A Bad Day

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

The New York Islanders fired head coach Scott Gordon on Monday but only they could turn it into a comic farce.

There was a conference call for Islanders general manager Garth Snow to explain his decision but it almost collapsed at the start because of technical problems. That had one writer wondering if the college radio station that now carries the Islanders’ games was in charge.

Things didn’t get much better when Snow was finally able to answer a few questions. Other than a reference to the players’ lack of confidence, Snow did not offer a concrete reason for Gordon’s firing other than the Islanders’ 10-game losing streak.

He also declined to say just how long interim head coach Jack Capuano, who was promoted from the Islanders’ American Hockey League farm team, will be in charge or if he will be in the running when a permanent coach is picked.

“At this point, we’re just concerned about Wednesday [a home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning],” Snow said. “He’s the head coach of this team as we speak right now.”

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Why is it that the Canadian media chomps at the bit to poke fun at any American team that is having issues with low payroll or low attendance.  I mean seriously, if there was ever a time in the past 2 decades where surely there could be some understanding of why either of those two categories would be at a low point, this economy would have to be one of them.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 11/15/10 at 03:58 PM ET

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I saw something happening with Gordon during this tailspin, but it’s really unfortunate. He was great in Providence and really helped mold a lot of the guys contributing for the B’s, and other teams, today. Hope he finds new work very soon.

Posted by Jakub on 11/15/10 at 05:46 PM ET

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Guess the media in Canada doesn’t have Winnipeg or Quebec to kick around anymore?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/15/10 at 06:50 PM ET

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Scott Gordon was the least of there problems. Scotty Bowman couldn’t win there.  The owner is an idiot.

Posted by 13 user names on 11/15/10 at 09:21 PM ET

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