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New York Islanders Best And Worst of Jack Capuano

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders gives players instructions in the final minutes of the game against the Florida Panthers at the Barclays Center on March 14, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Panthers 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders gives players instructions in the final minutes of the game against the Florida Panthers at the Barclays Center on March 14, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Panthers 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Bad: Introducing us to Capuanonsense

This was a term coined by a former writer of ours. It was his term for things Jack Capuano would say during press conferences. So when you remember the ridiculous things Jack Capuano would say, that’s “Capuanonsense”.

Here are some of his greatest hits:

Puck Luck: If the New York Islanders had a bad game you could count on Capuano to toss this line out to take the blame away from his players. We know that luck forms a large part of NHL hockey. But to determine the fate of a game when your players were clearly inferior.

Work Harder: If puck luck wasn’t to blame it was all about working harder and smarter. Although generally that’s been changed to include Jack Capuano’s unmistakable accent. The phrase reached absurd levels with the fan base and Capuano dolled out his favourite tagline nightly. It didn’t matter what the result was.

If you’ve followed the Islanders long enough you undoubtedly have your least favourite Capuano phrase (or phrases). These are but a few.

Next: New York Islanders NHL Trade Deadline Preview 2.0

I can’t wait to see what the Islanders do for their ex-coach as he returns to the Barclays Center tonight or how the crowd responds to said tribute.

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