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Staple: Islanders step in another chute; where are the ladders?

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow ponders a

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow ponders a question during a news conference on media day at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Photo Credit: John Dunn

It had to happen, but the Islanders' firing of Scott Gordon Monday morning helps almost nothing.

This is certainly a setback for owner Charles Wang and general manager Garth Snow, whose rebuilding plan did not include a reset button with a new coach - possibly two if interim coach Jack Capuano doesn't win the permanent gig after this season.

Snow took a chance with Gordon in 2008 after...

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