A week after relieving head coach Doug Weight and general manager Garth Snow of their duties, Lou Lamoriello hopes to have a new head coach before the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Lamoriello, already the team’s president of hockey operations, has assumed Snow’s role as general manager. According to Chris Botta of Islanders Point Blank, Lamoriello is
The New York Islanders hired former NHL veteran Scott Gomez as an assistant coach on May 30. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) The Islanders have three coaches who all have 1,000 games in the NHL under their belts—head coach Doug Weight, assistant coach Luke Richardson and now Gomez. Veteran presence is great for the blue and orange,
Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were the hardest hitting team in the NHL. Teams were simply scared to play them. First, they hit you with their dynamic fourth line of Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin. Then the snarl of Travis Hamonic, Anders Lee and even Thomas Hickey came into play.
Watching Joshua Ho-Sang develop as player in 20 games with the New York Islanders this season was a blast. Dynamic, creative and energetic, Ho-Sang has the tools to be a 40-assist guy at the NHL-level one day. While Islanders head coach Doug Weight was one of the best playmakers in the NHL during his playing