Quick Notable on Ted Nolan

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/06/2008 07:47:00 PM | | |
Times & Transcript: Eddie St. Pierre has Bobby Orr's comments from the Bernie Boudreau Memorial Golf Tournament that Ted Nolan will get another NHL head coaching job because he's too good not to be hired by someone. The paper incorrectly adds Ted Nolan was fired but will be paid $650,000 for not coaching and reports for now the former Isles coach plans on doing some U.S. television work and looks at being hired as an NHL head coach by another club.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Nothing directly from the former coach but perhaps he was part of this event and kept a low profile or was not quoted.

It's going to be a p.r disaster for the club when they go to Moncton for camp without Nolan as coach and I expect some very negative coverage from the local paper given what he accomplished for Moncton combined with how he left New York.

Hopefully Ted Nolan does get hired by another NHL club, Los Angeles settled on Terry Murray so for now he will be sitting out unless a club makes a change or he wants to be an assistant.

It has to be noted Bobby Orr filed a grievance with the NHLPA over Rick DiPietro's fifteen year contract because he was fired before the deal was closed but still wants his agents fee here so it's possible he has some lingering issue with the Isles.

Quick Hit:
Funny how even in August Steve Zipay is blogging daily for his club, number crunching stats, comparing rosters, selling Sundin for his team and trying to fit him under the cap for his readers while even getting prospect quotes from Russia with a bunch of other things while Greg Logan sits in silence and gives us nothing hockey related on the Isles besides bringing up Rangers-Isles a week ago for a preseason schedule blog that had nothing to do with 2008-09.

But of course when it's something negative Greg Logan is all over it begging the question why can't Mr Logan do some blogs and give us information along the same lines?

I would like to know from our beatwriter how the changes in players effect the numbers, how Mr Petrov in Russia is doing with a few words and who the club could be targeting but Mr Logan does not do that for our fans.

Seems like our writer only comes out when the job requires it while the other blog gets the page views and information.

I know adding this in my blog upsets a few folks in the Greg Logan fan club but someone has to write it because it needs to be written until he works as hard as his counterpart at Newsday.

Our fans deserve better.