Monday, August 11, 2008

Coaching Search Continues

I think all Snow is really looking for is stability, and a clear view and destination for this organization that the new coach will buy into, and follow. Let's review for a moment:

Laviolette, and Sterling: Both AHL coaches before coming to the Islanders, and both took their teams to at least one playoff birth. I call that success.

Nolan: former NHL coach of the year, and a 10 year absence: Playoffs once.

Now, the remaining three candidates:

Hartley, Maurice: have the capacity to coach a team to compete/win a Stanley Cup.

Scott Gordon, could be the next Laviolette.

When we get the talent for any of these coaches, I'll bet they'll do their job.

What Garth needs to figure out is which one will be more loyal to his vision, and philosophy.

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