The ax fell on a pair of NHL coaches on Monday, but that will not be happening to New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano, says the team's general manager, Garth Snow.
ESPN's Katie Strang today asked Snow if Capuano's job was in danger with the Islanders limping along at 6-11-4, 16 points, which is last in the Atlantic Division. Snow's simple answer was "Nope."
Only the Columbus Blue Jackets (15 points) have fewer points than the Islanders as the NHL season hits the quarter-pole. The Islanders had hoped to take strides forward this season.
Capuano took over from Scott Gordon as Islanders coach early last season and the team went 26-29-10 for 62 points under his direction.
The Islanders have not reached the NHL playoffs since the 2006-2007 season.