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by Paul on 01/12/06 at 01:25 PM ET
At a press conference this morning at Nassau Coliseum, Islanders owner Charles Wang made the following announcements: Steve Stirling has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Assistant coach Brad Shaw has been named interim head coach. Islanders general manager Mike Milbury, upon the naming of a successor, will step away from the GM position and become a Senior Vice President for Wang's sports properties, which include the Islanders, New York Dragons (AFL), Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) and Islanders Iceworks.more update 12:44pm, from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
There isn't much question who the New York Islanders want to be their new general manager-head coach. In fact, sources close to the Islanders' ownership say the NHL team has set its sights on getting Red Deer Rebel owner-GM-coach Brent Sutter and has already put in a call to the man who has won back-to-back gold medals as the head coach of Canada's national junior team.more update 2:01pm, from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
Thursday's announcement that GM Mike Milbury will step aside as soon as a replacement can be found was greeted in an entirely different fashion. Finally!, they shouted. What took you so long?more
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