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.