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New York Islanders: 5 Potential Coaching Candidates

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals addresses media during Media Day for the 2018 NHL All-Star at Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals addresses media during Media Day for the 2018 NHL All-Star at Grand Hyatt Hotel on January 27, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 23: (L-R) Lou Lamoriello and Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs attend the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have a head coaching vacancy. Here are five guys that Lou Lamoriello could put behind the bench for the Islanders.

Yesterday, the big story for the New York Islanders was Garth Snow losing his job as General Manager. This was a huge discussion point for obvious reasons, he was long overdue to be let go.

Lou Lamoriello also made the decision to part ways with Doug Weight behind the bench. Weight was the 16th coach in Islanders history and it only lasted for 122 games, despite having the third highest winning percentage as a coach in team history.

It was time for a move though, especially if the Islanders are looking for a new GM and a coaching change.

The Islanders can go a few different routes here when it comes to finding a new coach. They could either go with an experienced veteran who has also had success in the playoffs, or they could go with a young up and coming coach.

Today, we’ll break down five options and come up with who is the best case scenario for the New York Islanders to have behind the bench come 2018-2019.

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