The New York Islanders thought it was time for a change, so they fired coach Scott Gordon. The team is in the middle of a 10-game winless streak – 0-9-1.
Granted, the team was light in talent and heavy in injuries.
“When we’re in a situation we’re in right now — we’ve lost 10 games in a row — sometimes you have to go with your gut and make decisions that are tough,” said Islanders general manager Garth Snow.
Gordon was in the last year of his contract, so the team won’t have to eat much salary.
He will be replaced by Jack Capuano, head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The Sound Tigers are the Islander’s AHL affiliate.
“It’s not the ideal situation,” Capuano said Monday. “I have great respect for Scott. We’ve been friends for a long time and I’ve learned a great deal from him. But there was a change, and I’ll make the best of my opportunity.”