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Islanders Fire Scott Gordon

via Katie Strang tweet,

Scott Gordon let go as #Isles head coach

added 10:49am, via Islanders.com,

The New York Islanders announced today that Jack Capuano has been named interim head coach, replacing Scott Gordon. Gordon will remain with the organization as an adviser to General Manager, Garth Snow.

Capuano has served as the head coach of the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the past four seasons. He will make his National Hockey League head coaching debut on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

“We believe we need a change in direction and, with the majority of the regular season still ahead of us, our goal remains to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs,” Snow said. “Scott has made tremendous strides with our team the past three seasons and I look forward to continuing our relationship in an advisory capacity.”

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Evilpens's avatar

When is the league going to force Wang out ?? he & Snow are the problem !! Fired Billy Jaffe because he wasn’t an ass kisser enough on TV !!

Posted by Evilpens on 11/15/10 at 01:57 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Right, it was Gordon’s fault…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 11/15/10 at 02:16 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Motivation and lines were the problem, not the sow’s ear being passed off as a silk purse in the lineup. A payroll just below the floor and a record to match.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/15/10 at 02:21 PM ET


Now they have the complete se: AHL payroll, AHL coach.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/15/10 at 02:55 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

They should play against some AHL teams, just to see what would happen.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 11/15/10 at 03:43 PM ET


Maybe Wang can propose instead of a play-in for the NHL playoffs for teams at the bottom of the standings, a challenge for the Calder Cup against teh AHL champ by teams that miss the NHL playoffs?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 11/15/10 at 07:52 PM ET

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