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Jack Capuano On The Hot Seat

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

The players defended the coach. The coach defended himself and the players. So no one was pointing fingers Monday night after the latest Islanders debacle, a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that left the Isles still searching for answers with three nervous days off coming.

“If I get what you’re implying, and I think I do, the answer is no,” Cal Clutterbuck said when asked if something fundamental needs to change with his team, which is 5-8-3 overall and 2-5-3 in its last 10. “It’s just . . . No.

“It’s something different every night, it seems. We fix one thing and something else lets you down. But everything is fixable.”

The season isn’t even one-quarter over, but the questions about Jack Capuano’s job security and the status of a number of underachieving players are perfectly legitimate.

No Islander bristled at being asked, but after a decent opening 18 minutes quickly devolved into a 2-0 deficit after a period, there seemed to be an air of resignation after the Lightning dismissed the Islanders for the third time in 13 days by a 14-2 total score.

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