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Monday, July 21, 2008

Maurice heads list of Islanders coaching candidates

From Greg Logan of Newsday:

Former Toronto coach Paul Maurice has the pole position in the interview process to determine the successor to Ted Nolan as coach of the Islanders. According to an NHL source, Maurice is expected to meet with general manager Garth Snow Monday.

The list of confirmed Islanders coaching candidates now numbers seven. Besides Maurice, the list includes former Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella and his assistant,
Mike Sullivan, both of whom have received permission from the Lightning to interview. Snow still is waiting for approval to interview former Atlanta coach Bob Hartley and current Providence Bruins coach Scott Gordon in Boston's organization.

Read the entire story here.

As much as I think Maurice is a capable candidate for this position, I think hiring some new blood like Scott Gordon may be the way to go for the rebuilding Isles.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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