#1 Posted on 11.1.06 2208.09 Reposted on: 11.1.13 2215.14
The AP's reporting that the Isles have canned head coach Steve Stirling after a year and a half (x.go.com).
Originally posted by APAn interim coach will be in place before the Islanders' home game against Calgary on Thursday night, and it won't be general manager Mike Milbury, the person told the AP. The rest of the coaching staff is expected to remain and Stirling will likely be offered another position within the organization.
He went 38-29-11-4 during his rookie year of 2003-04 and guided New York to its third straight playoff appearance after taking over for the fired Peter Laviolette. But a recent skid dropped the Islanders out of the playoff picture and sealed his fate.
The final blow came Tuesday when the Islanders lost in Nashville to fall to 18-22-2, fourth place in the Atlantic Division.
#6 Posted on 12.1.06 2035.50 Reposted on: 12.1.13 2036.06
Originally posted by Pizza PastaBut I am getting a bit confused every time I hear interim coach Brad Shaw referred to by name...too bad he didn't come out onto the ice tonight in a limo outfitted with steer horns. :)
I'm glad I'm not the only one...every sports commentator I've heard says "Brad Shaw" very quickly, so it sounds like "Bradshaw".
Whatever mojo he used worked tonight, as the Isles were able to beat the Flames (blowing yet ANOTHER lead) tonight.
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