Jack Capuano Fired

By Joe Bilello
 Well the day has finally come Jack Capuano has been fired.  It is about mid season and this is hopefully the spark the Islanders need.  Doug Weight is now the interim coach, hopefully he proves a good head coach.  I am looking forward to the game thursday vs Dallas I would like to see how they respond.  I hope the Islanders hire Gerard Gallant has the new head coach.  Gerard Gallant was the Florida Panthers head coach last year and was a finalist for the Jack Adams award for top coach.  Gerard Gallant was fired this season after the panthers started to play bad.  Personally I thought this was a bonehead move by Florida considering a few of their good players were hurt.  If the Islanders rebound and finish 19th or so I won’t be unhappy because they would have turned their game style around and carry momentum into next season.  Let’s also remember the Pittsburgh Penguins won the cup after their coach was fired in the same season so playoffs may also be a possibility.  I look at this firing a new chapter in the Islanders book.

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