Islander notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/14/2008 06:32:00 PM | | | | | | |
Associated Press: Has more from Garth Snow with additional speculation that
that Gerard Gallant, an Islanders assistant, has been an NHL head coach with Columbus and might be considered and also assistants John Chabot and Dan Lacroix are expected to return.

In addition Garth Snow said it will take a little time to hire a new coach, he also felt Nolan and Snow disagreed over the reasons for the disappointing record with the gm believing the team was underachieving and had the makeup to be a playoff team again while the coach felt he didn't have the necessary personnel to win and took what the writer called a shot at Snow when he said in February we don't have natural 50-goal scorers, we have guys who work for everything they get and this is the way
we play.

Today the general manager said he disagreed on that and felt Bill Guerin and Miro Satan were pretty good goal-scorers but it's all water under the bridge and said it does not do anyone any good now to comment about it, but that last summer Ted was in on the process of bringing in free agents.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I feel like were back in the situtation with Dubielewicz where the gm says were a family and wants to keep things in house but then says something about where they had differences but then gets specific and has to defend his viewpoint by making light of the some of the same things he says should be kept between the walls. It's almost like Snow had make sure we all knew Ted Nolan was in on the process of adding veterans last summer.

If it's water under the bridge, keep it in house as you say and stand by your decision.

Islanders website: Also had a feature on prospect Matt Donovan.

Daily News: Found a writer named Andy Martino to go write an article on today's events with more of the same from Garth Snow and Ted Nolan with the general manager commenting that we will be looking for a coach who can communicate with our younger players, who is motivational, inspirational and completely knowledgeable.

Johnlabattcenter: Annouced the New York Islanders will play the Philadelphia Flyers in an exhibition game on September 25th.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell blogged on the dismissal of Ted Nolan with comments from both sides.

Islanders website: Recapped day one of prospect camp with comments from Bryan Trottier, Jason Gregiore and Mark Katic as the players took part in some grueling testing to measure their level of fitness in the morning and sat in on a number of lectures. Later in the day, the players took to the ice for the first time. Director of Player Development Bryan Trottier, Islanders assistant coaches John Chabot, Gerard Gallant and Dan Lacroix, Bridgeport Sound Tigers head coach Jack Capuano led this afternoon's skate.

For now the Post only had the AP story. Quiet in the Ct Post for today but I'm sure we'll get plenty from Mr Fornabaio.

A little too early for the shock jocks like Scott Burnside or some of the writers at THN/elsewhere to unload on the club, some of it may have merit but I'll reserve judgement.