The New York Islanders have moved general manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight to unspecified duties within the organization. Snow started in 2006. Weight officially took over the head coaching duties in April of last year. Lou Lamoriello was hired as president of hockey operations during the off season and will immediately take over as GM and start a search for a new coach. The move comes on the less than desirable results last season.
It remains to be seen how this will play out regarding John Tavares who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Losing him would definitely hurt.
On the air and in the wind, Fingers
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)