With Nolan move, Isles go from feel-good story to laughingstock

Updated: July 14, 2008, 8:17 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

Funny how this kind of thing rarely happens with good teams.

Funny how it's always bad teams -- poorly constructed, poorly run -- that end up running into philosophical differences with their coaches, general managers, trainers and towel boys. Guess it's always harder to get along when you're a bottom-feeder.

On Monday, Islanders GM Garth Snow and coach Ted Nolan decided to part ways because of "philosophical differences." It turned one of the NHL's great feel-good stories ...

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