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Islanders fire Scott Gordon

Updated: November 15, 2010, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The odds were against Scott Gordon all along.

Once the New York Islanders dropped 10 games in a row in the final year of his contract, it was hardly a surprise that he was fired Monday in his third year as coach.

A three-game sweep on a California trip left the team on an 0-9-1 skid, sealing his fate. Gordon was replaced by Jack Capuano, the coach of the Islanders' AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Capuano will make his NHL coaching debut Wednesday at home against ...

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