New York Islanders Pros Cons For Next Coach
With Ken Hitchcock getting the ax in St Louis, the questions over the New York Islanders interim head coach started coming up. Assuming the Isles make a pitch for a new coach like Hitch, what are likely to be the pros and cons of that discussion?
As soon as Ken Hitchcock was let go by the St Louis Blues, he was immediately linked to the New York Islanders. It makes sense, the Isles have an inexperienced interim coach in Doug Weight behind the bench at the moment. Ken Hitchcock is also likely to be inducted into the hockey Hall of Fame.
Hitchcock is the fourth winningest coach in NHL history with 781 wins to his name. One back of New York Islanders legend Al Arbour. On that alone, it makes sense to at least talk to Hitchcock.
I know the Islanders have a good thing going with Doug Weight right now. But they still have a responsibility to make sure they have the absolute best candidate in position.
So what do the Islanders bring to the table, and shy away from during any sort of interview with Hitch? What are some of the positives for this franchise and some of its negatives?
Any discussion has to start with superstar center John Tavares and has to steer away from all of this arena drama that’s going on with the team.
Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons that would likely be discussed between Garth Snow and any coach they would interview for their vacancy.