9/12/08

Gerard Gallant special consultant to the GM

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/12/2008 02:38:00 PM














Islanders website: Announced Assistant Coach Gerard Gallant has been re-assigned as a special consultant to GM Garth Snow with comments from both on the change.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
It will be interesting after all Scott Gordon said about working with the current staff and Gallant/Chabot making the transition easier on September 2nd here it was decided the only head coach with NHL experience has been reassigned.

This does not seem like a Greg Cronin-like move where Gallant would sit in the press box when he has been assigned to work with the general manager, he just helped run the teams mini-camp.

I guess we'll wait and see if someone with ties to Scott Gordon is brought in but with camp starting in a few days if someone is being added it's likely decided.

Of course it could simply be Dan Lacroix and John Chabot as the two assistants.

Newsday: Greg Logan blogged on the sudden change at a late date and reported Gallant's duties will also include some scouting and will be based out of PEI Summerside where his son plays for a second tier junior team. Mr Logan also reports in a Sunday feature on Scott Gordon the new coach did not give any indication of a change and said he knew Gallant previously as the beatwriter speculates on a possible replacement with NHL experience.

SI.com: Alan Muir does the usual SI rip-job on Charles Wang and what he refers to as his cronies then claims Rick DiPietro personality tends to be a distraction when he's not working nightly even though this writer is never around the club as he feels Scott Gordon would need a miracle to keep the club in contention as he only seemed to know about Kyle Okposo's physical play and Mark Streit's pp ability.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Usual worthless content from SI that does not tell us why Blake Comeau, Sean Bergenheim or Jeff Tambellini could step up and carry the club or even mention Yann Danis could win the backup spot and went a step further calling some of the players prima donnas.

But of course folks like Alan Muir are never around the club or write about games but claim to know what anyone's personality around the lockeroom is like?

It should be noted no other club in the Eastern Conference did Mr Muir write about any player or owners personality, not even Toronto.





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