Doug Weight, Head Coach
Claim to Fame: Had a great record last season.
To be honest, I was on board with the Doug Weight head coach hype train. After this past season though, that train quickly derailed and it’s time for a new head coach.
Weight and his coaching staff turned this team into one of the worst defensive teams in NHL history. How many times does a team need to give up 50 shots in a night for the coach to realize something needs to be done, and done quick?
Instead of working with his coaches to fix their flawed systems, Weight blamed the fans for voicing their displeasure and not cheering on the team.
It’s not like the team was any good on the ice. The Islanders gave up at least four goals a night. If Weight isn’t canned this offseason, he needs to reevaluate his coaching staff.
There are certainly more people that I could list to be held accountable for how poorly this organization is run. You could throw Bridgeport’s coaching staff into that mix. Who’ve they developed in the past five years?
Top to bottom, a lot of changes need to be made to the organization. The incompetence has gone on for too long and this offseason can significantly alter the direction of the franchise. Ledecky and Malkin better steer the ship in the right direction or their brand new arena will be empty.