Well, Ted Nolan had his time in the NHL once again come to an end. After two years with the Islanders, he gets the boot after having a 75-68-21 record.
In his first year as head coach, he took them to the playoffs and lost in the first round to the Buffalo Sabres. Then he couldn't do the same this year missing the playoffs and finishing 13th in the standings with 79 points in 82 games!
Come on this guy can do better if he had the right players. The only good players he had were Satan, Comrie, Guerin, and Witt on defense, but he's an overrated player.
They did bring in Mark Streit from free agency, who didn't get an offer sheet from the Canadians which he was hoping to. So if they had kept Nolan as coach they probably would have made the playoffs!
Nolan said, "I want to thank the Islanders organization for giving me a chance to coach in the NHL again. I have tremendous respect for what the team is trying to do and I wish them well."
Look out. Nolan might be a gamble for a coach, but he will be a good gamble guaranteed!
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