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Jack Capuano Fired By The New York Islanders

from the New York Islanders,

New York Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach.

"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," Snow said. "His leadership guided the team to the playoffs in three of the past four years, which included two straight 100-point seasons. He is a great coach and an even better person. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward." 

Capuano ranks second on the Islanders all-time list in both games coached (482) and wins (227), behind legendary Hall of Fame coach, Al Arbour (1,500 coached, 740 wins). With a record of 227-191-64, Capuano was the NHL's fourth-longest tenured coach, behind Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville and Dave Tippett.

"It's an honor to have served this historic franchise and its passionate fans," Capuano said. "I'd like to thank Garth and our ownership group for the opportunity to be the Head Coach of the Islanders. I'd also like to recognize our coaching staff, training staff and players for all of their hard work."


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Primis's avatar

Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach.


Even just as an interim position, that seems like a horrible idea.

Posted by Primis on 01/17/17 at 04:17 PM ET

HaHasek's avatar

C’mon Jets, you’re next.

Posted by HaHasek on 01/17/17 at 04:29 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Sounds like Florida, another coaching mistake.

I want the Jets to get close to the playoff run, then they might bite on Howard. The 3 Goalies they are using are pretty bad.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/17/17 at 05:07 PM ET

HaHasek's avatar

Heh, they need a G for sure, and it’d be nice to see them in a playoff run. Though, 2 of their Gs are young, they better D if they want their young Goalies to develop.

Posted by HaHasek on 01/17/17 at 05:09 PM ET


Garth Snow, by far the best GM in hockey.

Posted by neffernin on 01/17/17 at 05:50 PM ET

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