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New York Islanders Ranking Every Single Coach

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - APRIL 3: Head coach Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils gives instructions during the game against the Ottawa Senators at the Continental Airlines Arena April 3, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - APRIL 3: Head coach Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils gives instructions during the game against the Ottawa Senators at the Continental Airlines Arena April 3, 2007 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 25: The New York Islanders bench watches the last moments of their preseason game against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena on September 25, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils won the game 3-2 after a shootout. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 25: The New York Islanders bench watches the last moments of their preseason game against the New Jersey Devils at the Continental Airlines Arena on September 25, 2005 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils won the game 3-2 after a shootout. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

(15) Earl Ingarfield

Goyette’s partner in crime for the 1972-1973 season comes in 15th in our ranking. In 30 games he had a .233 points percentage with a 6-22-2 record in 30 games. Ingarfield got more out of his team than Goyette did but not by a lot.

A .233 points percentage is pretty awful, like historically bad, but it’s not quite as bad as Goyette which puts Ingarfield ahead of him. He would be replaced after the season.

Unlike Goyette, Ingarfield would coach again. He’d go on to coach the Lethbridge Broncos in the WCHL for two years. He made the playoffs in both of those years but was bounced in the first round both times.

(16) Phil Goyette

Remember when expansion teams were terrible? Unlike the Vegas Golden Knights, the Islanders were awful in their first year in the league. Phil Goyette was the first coach in Isles history and he didn’t even make it through a full season behind the bench.

In 48 games, Goyette’s Islanders were 6-38-4. Yikes. 16 points in 48 games is brutally bad, that’s a .167 points percentage. Goyette was replaced by Earl Ingarfield, and he never coached again after that.

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I’m not saying that he never coached again at the NHL level, no, Goyette legitimately never coached a hockey game at any level again after that. When your team is last in the league in goals for and first in the league for goals against you know there’s going to be a problem.

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