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According to Newsday, Garth Snow has said that Jack Capuano will remain as the Islanders head coach heading into their last season at the Nassau Coliseum.
After making the playoffs in last seasons shortened season, the Islanders took a major step back this season under Capuano finishing 34-37-11 good for the fifth worst record in the NHL.
Capuano is 118-120-39 in 277 games as Islanders head coach. Those 118 wins place him second all time among Islanders head coaches only behind the legendary Al Arbour.
Garth Snow tells Newsday that Jack Capuano "will be back next season." Story to come. #IslesIt had long been speculated that given the Islanders for the most part terrible season that the coach would be held responsible for it because we all know the owner would never hold the GM responsible. However, given the lack of accountability within the organization the decision to keep Capuano shouldn't come as a surprise. It fits right in with the Islanders way of doing things and signals that there is still a commitment to winning lacking.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) April 14, 2014