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Islanders: Checking in on their coaches of the past decade

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Barry Trotz the head coach of the New York Islanders argues the overtime goal as the Islanders were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Barry Trotz the head coach of the New York Islanders argues the overtime goal as the Islanders were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 07, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 19: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders poses with the Jack Adams Award presented to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success during the 2019 NHL Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The New York Islanders cycled through three head coaches last decade before hiring Barry Trotz. Though unable to achieve much success with the Islanders, these three are still involved with hockey to some degree.

The past decade was not very kind to the New York Islanders. From the 2009-10 season to the 2018-19 season, the Isles finished last in their division four times and failed to qualify for the playoffs six times.

Though they made the playoffs in each of the other four seasons, they never advanced past the second round. In total, they won just two out of six playoff series.

When a team constantly disappoints, like the Islanders did for much of the last decade, usually, the head coach is among the first in the franchise to go.

As such, the Islander used four different coaches in the past decade between Scott Gordon, Jack Capuano, Doug Weight and now Barry Trotz. While the first three were canned, they are still involved with hockey.

So, what went wrong and where are they now?

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