Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Introducing: Scott Gordon (New Head Coach)

Our friend Greg Logan is in the business of hearing things first, and yet again he does not disappoint: Scott Gordon has been hired as the new head coach of the New York Islanders.

GM Garth Snow took roughly one month to find his hire and interviewed a host of candidates, as you all know. Finally, the decision has been made.

Islanders fans are always hard to please, but it is our belief that most of you out there in fan-land will be happy with this decision. With previous experience in the Bruins system at the AHL level, Gordon will now cut his teeth as an NHL coach with the young Islanders. In fact, just yesterday ESPN.com's E.J. Hradek opined that Gordon should be the Isles' man. Well, now he is.

The Islanders will formally introduce Gordon at a Wednesday press conference.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Meet Some New Isles

A quick note for the hardcore fans among us...

The always enthusiastic Corey Witt e-mailed me today with a brief promotional note. On Saturday, August 9th (10 AM-noon) the Islanders will be hosting an "open house" meet and greet featuring two new roster additions, Josh Bailey and Doug Weight (well, one's a certain roster addition).

Bailey is 18 years old and was this year's first round selection, while the ageless Weight (actually he's 37) was signed to impart his owl-like wisdom upon the suddenly youthful Islander squad. Despite the age disparity, the promotional flyer made no mention of whether Weight will be dispensing some fatherly-like advice to Bailey. You'll all just have to show up and find out for yourselves.

Read all about the upcoming event here, courtesy of the Isles' homepage.