Islanders Roundtable: Is Capuano Right for the Job?
This is year number seven of the Jack Capuano era for the New York Islanders and a 3-4-0 start to the season. Is it time that the era come to an end?
With two back-to-back 100 point seasons it’s hard to just say “Let’s fire Jack Capuano.” But that’s exactly what we asked of our staff writers: Should the New York Islanders end the Jack Capuano era? Is Jack Capuano the Right Coach for the Isles?
The New York Islanders are now 3-4-0 to open the season. It’s a rough start to the season and one the Isles surely don’t want.
You can’t win the championship in October, but you can certainly lose it. And at the current pace of points accumulation the Islanders might just fall short of getting into the playoffs.
Has Capuano taken the Islanders as far he proverbially take them? Is Jack Capuano the type of coach that can maybe get teams to the playoffs and that’s it?
For a team with serious post-season aspirations like the New York Islanders getting 100 points ins’t good enough. They need, and want, a coach that can get those 100 points and get some significant post season success.
To be fair, it’s not like those types of coaches area a dime a dozen. So moving on Capuano might seem like a great idea, whoever comes in as his replacement might not necessarily be an upgrade.