You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"Because personally if I was being choked by Ric Flair, my personal reaction would be well, "Glrrrrkkk, can't breathe" but after that... "Man, I'm being choked out by Ric Flair, this is so cool." and then some more "Gllllrrrrk, can't breathe."" (Llakor)
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.
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.
Actually, the Blues had two players sniped from them. Marek Svatos was claimed by the Predators (a team at the time that had a worse record) and Kyle Wellwood was claimed by the sharks (a team with a much better record then the Blues).