No corner on the Islanders season has been turned just yet. However, being able to put on the brakes to this year’s losing streak is far different to last year’s spin out into oblivion. That is a clear step forward.
Mike Carver believes the last-place Islanders must makes changes now before their November slide turns into an avalanche.
The Islanders had a chance to take a big step forward next year… and they just blew it by bringing back Jack Capuano as head coach.
If this NHL season has taught us anything it’s this — coaching is everything. There’s one big reason why the Islanders no longer look atrocious, and that’s Jack Capuano.
Jack Capuano will make his NHL coaching debut in place of Scott Gordon, taking over on an interim basis after guiding the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport.
So who is this interim coach with the bizarre haircut in his official team photo?
Scott Gordon was fired as coach of the New York Islanders on Monday during a 10-game losing streak that left the team at the bottom of the NHL standings.
When you can’t win you fire the coach. I’d have to think Scott Gordon knew this was coming with the team’s lack of success.
The Anaheim Ducks look to continue their hot play Wednesday night when they welcome the Islanders, who look to avoid an eighth straight loss in the start of a West Coast swing.
Usually it’s rich kids whose parents didn’t love them enough that run to California to “find themselves.” This week, it will be the Islanders who cruise out west and hope to just find a win.
Strong offensive performances have sparked the Ottawa Senators to four wins in their last six games. A meeting with the foundering New York Islanders isn’t likely to slow them down yet.
They say the sport of hockey has changed, that fighting and goonery has been shelved in place of more skill, more speed and more fair play. Really? The New York Islanders seem to want to believe all this and have for years built teams as such.
Andrei Kostitsyn and the Montreal Canadiens will try to sweep a home-and-home set with the New York Islanders, who are looking forward to getting back on their home ice.
The New York Islanders have won three of four since John Tavares returned from a concussion. They’ll look to continue their surge in a matchup with one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Northeast division-leading Maple Leafs will look to open 5-0 for the first time since 1993-94 as they host the New York Islanders on Monday night.