Some Islander employees you've come to know and some that you havent, will not be returning next season. The people behind the scenes include the Jesse Demers strength and conditioning coach who was let go. He was replaced by Derrek Douglas, after doing a little research it seems as though Mr Douglas is fresh out of school and has only been in the field for three years.
Additionally, trainer Garret Timms was fired, and no replacement has been named yet. It wouldnt surprise me if a replacement isnt named. Also, Ryan Ward who was the video coach and Katrina Doell the digital media manager both left voluntarily according to reports. We would like to wish them all the best of luck as they enter new ventures.
On the ice, the Islanders announced today that assistant coaches Scott Allen and Dean Chynoweth will not return to the coaching staff next season. I guess they are going to give Capuano a chance to pick his own guys and see how he fares, the confidence shown in him by Wang in the interview late in the season seems to be genuine. Early reports suggest that Brent Thompson the Head Coach in Bridgeport will be given a lot of consideration for the job after leading the Tigers to their first division title in 10 years this season. Its anyones guess who the team will get to replace the two of them, and it wouldn't surprise me at all if one of them is Thompson.
We would like to wish Dean and Scott the best of luck in their post Islander careers.