New York Islanders Daily: Lou Lamoriello on Doug Weight Firing

By Matt O'Leary
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New GM and President of Hockey Operations, Lou Lamoriello, decided to part ways with Doug Weight. His explanation was vague.

Garth Snow has taken up a lot of the conversation here on the website and in the Twitterverse, but the New York Islanders also let go of their coach as well. We should probably talk about why it’s a big deal too.

Lou Lamoriello essentially cleaned house. He moved Garth Snow off his post and Doug Weight as well. When asked about firing Doug Weight, Lamoriello gave a very vague answer:

"“I have my reasons why. The interaction that I had with Doug, he knows why.”"

Realistically, what else is he going to say? If we have learned something about Lou Lamoriello so far, it’s that he never gives you anything in interviews. So, I’ll answer the question for him.

Doug Weight couldn’t adapt as a coach. His team was giving up 45 shots a night and losing games left and right. He wasn’t able to adjust, and the league passed him bye. That’s the reason, anyone who watched them regularly last year could’ve seen it.

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