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Chicago Blackhawks Officially Make NHL Franchise Fall Apart

Published January 20, 2024 at 7:52 PM
The New York Islanders have moved significantly in their coaching staff after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3.

Lane Lambert has been relieved of his coaching duties after leading the team for less than two seasons.


The Islanders have had trouble finding the same competitive edge and consistency they had under former coach Barry Trotz, with a record of 19-15-11 and just two points out of a wildcard spot in the NHL playoffs.

They have been struggling lately, with only two wins in their last ten games and a four-game losing streak.

In response, the team has hired Patrick Roy, former Colorado Avalanche and Quebec Remparts Head Coach and GM, to lead the team.

Roy has a successful track record, leading the Remparts to six QMJHL titles and their third Memorial Cup.

He is expected to take over as the bench boss in their upcoming game against Peter DeBoer and the Dallas Stars. Lambert had served as head coach for the Islanders from 2022-2023 and had been an assistant coach since 2018-2019.

His less-than-stellar performance as head coach has seen the Islanders give up for goals a game, and lose seven straight games in November.
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