Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano, name assistant GM Doug Weight interim coach.
The Islanders have heeded their fans’ calls to “Fire Cappy.”
The Isles announced Tuesday that they have relieved coach Jack Capuano of his head coaching duties and have replaced him with assistant general manager Doug Weight on an interim basis.
"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," team president and general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "His leadership guided the team to the playoffs in three of the past four years, which included two straight 100-point seasons. He is a great coach and an even better person. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward."
Capuano, 50, has had a frustrating season after leading the Islanders to the franchise's first playoff series win since 1993 last year. The team has been at the bottom of the competitive Metropolitan Division for most of this season, registering a 17-17-8 record (42 points) over 42 games. Read more.