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Capua-No! No! No!

Yesterday, Jack Capuano was the head coach of the New York Islanders and Garth Snow’s roommate.  Today he was handed walking papers by the Isles along with, we can safely assume, an eviction notice by Garth.  Tomorrow, he’ll be forced to update his resume. Capuano’s tenure with the Islanders is ...

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Gallant Likely Wrong Fit for Isles

Even before last night’s win against Calgary—which in the big scheme of things will have had no effect on the decision when to get rid of Jack Capuano and who to replace him with—the Islanders were not going to be the right fit for ex-Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.  Given the widely ...

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Let the Weight Begin

Even before the end of the third period (or the second period, or right at the end of first period) of Monday night’s tilt between the Islanders and Lightning two things were clear: 1) the Isles have to fire Jack Capuano and use the three days off before Pittsburgh to regroup, and ...

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Bailed Out

  Eating crow does not usually taste this good. But for Islanders fans far and wide, the overtime winner in Sunday’s home opener was almost certainly the filet mignon of crow-eating moments. That’s because the second shift of the extra period saw fans’ emotions span the entire range of the Josh Bailey spectrum, from “Thank God, Bailey ...

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Black Wednesday Comes to Barclays

http://i.imgur.com/nv9hR03.mp4 After the first round of the NHL draft last week, when Garth Snow failed to trade picks to help make up for the impending losses of Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin in free agency, many Islanders fans were already prepared to hit the panic button on the ...

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Hall, Yes? Yes? Yes? 

Starting at about 10 PM on June 20, the dark recesses of NHL trade rumor twitter sprung to life on two coasts. Islander fans and Oiler fans both struggled to figure out whether, and to what extent, a freelance hockey writer from Boston might be right about a blockbuster deal ...

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