Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SCOTT GORDON TO MAN THE LONG ISLAND

Newsday is reporting that Scott Gordon, the AHL Coach of the year has taken the step up like many of his minor league peers to become the head coach of the New York Islanders. GM Garth Snow had a grueling month of deliberations with many candidates after firing the popular Ted Nolan, and liked what he saw in Gordon. He feels that he is the man who can get this team in a positive direction in a positive way.

Paul Maurice and Bob Hartley, two coaches with NHL experience were beaten out in the end by the 45 year old Gordon. According to Newsday, the other candidates were John Tortorella, Mike Sullivan, Marc Crawford, Gerard Gallant and Joel Quenneville, who instead will be taking the year off from professional coaching.

Brodes' take: Another example of the Bruce Boudreau approach with NHL general managers quite recently. Although my perception of the whole Ted Nolan saga was very disenlightening, I must congratulate Snow for having the balls to make sure he got the right guy, and it wouldn't matter that he didn't coach in the NHL in his career, and that he would be the one to attempt and right the ship that has gone very stormy in the Long Island.

Special thanks to Habster for the scoop!

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