Milbury to step down, successor to be number 9 caller

Shaw to coach team; GM Milbury to step down

Brad Shaw replaced the fired Steve Stirling as coach of the New York Islanders on Thursday, and Mike Milbury will step aside as general manager after a replacement is found.
Shaw, in his first year as an Islanders assistant, will coach the team for the rest of the season, the Islanders said at a news conference. Stirling was dismissed Wednesday night.
“We’re hoping that Brad can handle this and give us a jump start,” Milbury said.
The coaching change is the eighth in the last nine years under Milbury, and came after the Islanders lost for the eighth time in their last nine games: a 2-1 defeat to Nashville on Tuesday night.
Milbury will become a vice president for Wang’s sports properties. In addition to the Islanders, Wang also owns the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League.

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1 Response to Milbury to step down, successor to be number 9 caller

  1. Jon B. says:

    And so it ends. You can almost go through every trade and signing he made and conclude that it was either a wash or it was a flat-out bad trade. Nine years of GM wackyness comes to an end. Wouldn’t want to be the new GM that inherits Yashin’s contract.

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