November 15, 2010

New Podcast Posted on Scott Gordon

As promised, Sean and I recorded a podcast for your listening pleasure and posted it up at the podcast site.

You'll notice that we both have some differing opinions. For those of you who have been following along for some time now, you know that I liked Gordon while Sean wasn't his biggest fan. We both discuss the situation from our points of view, and ironically we can both draw the same conclusion when it comes to who is ultimately to blame for it all, and it is not necessarily Gordon.

Sean's biggest issue was the timing of the firing. He didn't want Gordon to remain past the season, but wanted to see him finish out the year. I didn't agree with Gordon leaving in the first place seeing as he was quite simply not given ample resources to get the job done. There comes a point in time where folks begin to get upset and start to question the validity of statements and actions from others, namely those who run an organization.

Regardless of all of that, Gordon is gone, a move that pretty much needed to happen. Coaches don't last too often when a 10 game losing streak occurs under their watch, and regardless of if it was their fault or not, sports is a very "what have you done for me lately" business. In the last 10 games the Islanders have lost, lost and lost some more, while the same can generally be said for the majority of the teams under Charles Wang's watch.

I can say that I know a lot of fans are upset by the firing, and are at the point of growing impatient with Wang, not knowing what is going on with the future of the franchise despite encouraging words telling people that they won't be in the dark as much anymore. But, it is what it is for now so we'll leave that topic alone.

As far as the podcast goes, it is a bit on the longer side, coming in at about 55 minutes. We did not intend for it to be a full length show, but we wanted to be able to address this situation alone. We do not cover any other topics aside from this.

Since the podcast has some very differing opinions in it some you may not agree with, we encourage you to either leave comments here or on the Facebook page, share your thoughts with us on Twitter or even shoot us an e-mail. A lot of people have opinions on this, so don't feel afraid to share yours.

Within the coming days, we'll start to hear more about possible candidates for the job. I have thought of some others not mentioned in the podcast that I will include in another post touching upon some of those guys. There is some more on this issue that I would like to put out there, but in a much more rational and thought out way. I simply cannot bring myself to write it in any sort of legible manner, particularly at this time at night after a very trying and emotional day. Seems like those thoughts could be a good way to transition into discussing the new candidates.


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