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Isles, coach Nolan part ways after two years; differences with GM cited

Updated: July 14, 2008, 9:18 PM ET
Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Ted Nolan's return to NHL coaching ended after only two years Monday when he split with the New York Islanders over "philosophical differences" with general manager Garth Snow.

Although there had been a growing rift throughout last season between Nolan and Snow, the somewhat surprising midsummer move was made after a morning meeting at Nassau Coliseum before the opening of a rookie training camp.

"The process for me was something that took a lot of time to ...

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