Thursday, February 28, 2013
Capuano on hot seat?
By Victoria Matiash
Is there a coaching change on the horizon on Long Island? ESPN Insider Craig Custance suggests it's a possibility -- if the New York Islanders are truly committed to competing for a playoff spot this spring.
Craig CustanceExperience behind the bench could help
"... This may be a bit unfair to Jack Capuano, who hasn't necessarily been given the horses to win consistently. But if you have a young team without a strong veteran presence, it would be better to have experience behind the bench. That's not to say Lindy Ruff could walk in tomorrow and make this a playoff team, but he would be an upgrade. Would ownership sign off on spending the necessary salary to bring in an experienced coach? That's doubtful. But before the season, Wang said this was a playoff team and if he's serious, he needs to commit the resources necessary to make it happen ..."