Monday, June 16, 2014

Isles Make Some Coaching/Management Changes

According to Newsday, the Islanders had a busy morning today as they announced many management changes including naming Greg Cronin and Bob Corkum assistant coaches.  Additionally, they named Doug Weight assistant GM.  Weight had previously been a special advisor to the GM.

Cronin had spent the last three years as the assistant coach of the Maple Leafs along with former Islanders head coach Scott Gordon.  Previously, he had been the head coach of Northeastern University for six seasons.  Cronin was an assistant coach for the Islanders for 5 seasons starting in 1998 and then was the head coach in Bridgeport for 2 seasons.

Meanwhile, Corkum had worked for the Islanders last season but now officially has the title of an assistant coach.

I am not going to lie, I am disappointed by these moves.  They scream typical Islanders to me and its a shame.  With the way the summer had started with the teams new proactive approach I thought they were starting to behave differently but these moves appear to me to be more of the same for them.

Lastly, Weight who has been an assistant coach and special advisor to Garth Snow since retiring from the NHL now would appear to have a similar position to what his friend Bill Guerin was recently given with the Penguins.

It appears on the surface that the Islanders will have quite the crowded bench next season with the additions of Corkum and Cronin on top of Weight and Capuano.  

The promotion of Weight is the only move I didn't mind as it seems to be a common trend of former players especially top tier ones retiring and going into management positions.

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