Islanders website announced Doug Weight has been named assistant general manager of the New York Islanders, keeping his spot as assistant coach & former assistant/Sound Tigers coach Greg Cronin has been rehired as an assistant coach on Jack Capuano's staff.
Bob Corkum, who was in player development, is now one of Jack Capuano's assistant coaches.
Matt Bertani was hired by the Sound Tigers on July 28, 2008, and was an assistant coach for Bridgeport. His many past duties include all of the team's video analysis of opponents, skills and skating development as well as helping develop practice plans.
Does not seem like an ownership planning to sell, we'll see?
A lot of in-house maintenance, that leaves Brent Thompson in Bridgeport to fill his own staff.
Bridgeport's performance suggests no one deserved a promotion to an NHL position.
Weight adding the title of assistant gm could eventually mean a promotion to general manager.
Cronin, who was left go by Toronto, returning to New York is interesting. Cronin was here before/during Wang/Milbury, and coached the Sound Tigers before leaving for college.
Cronin replaced Steve Stirling, when he was hired to replace Peter Laviolette in June 2003 so he predates, Jack Capuano's hiring in the summer of 2005.
Bottom line the pressure is on the current general manager/head coach, and it should be.