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Islanders Fire Head Coach Scott Gordon

Well, there had been rumors that Scott Gordon was in trouble throughout the New York Islanders West Coast road trip, and now they have come to fruition. The Islanders let go of the head coach, in his third season with the team, with the club in the midst of a 10-game winless streak. Katie Strang of Newsday reports more:

Gordon will remain on staff in an advisory role to general manager Garth Snow.

Bridgeport head coach Jack Capuano will take over as interim head coach. Assistant coaches Dean Chynoweth and Scott Allen will remain on.

Gordon's record as Islanders head coach was 64-84-23. The Isles had improved with eight more wins in his second year as coach than in his first year, but the Isles slide to last place in the Eastern Conference and this gargantuan losing streak appears to have done him in.

On a personal note, in my couple of trips to the Coliseum to cover the team, Gordon has been quite pleasant and easy to deal with. I hope he'll find his way to another coaching job, and I'm glad to see him stay on with the Islanders in some capacity.