Bookmaker – Will a New Coach Help the Islanders?

December 1, 2010 Offshore Bookmaker

If you have made a wager at the bookmaker on the New York Islanders this season you probably lost.

That may continue but the Islanders will have a new head coach as Scott Gordon was fired on Monday. The Islanders might be a little better against the online bookmaker odds with Jack Capuano as the new coach.

Islander’s 10-Game Losing Streak
The Islanders have lost 10 straight games and the Islanders had seen enough and head coach Scott Gordon was fired.  The Islanders don’t seem to be blaming Gordon too much though as they are keeping him as an advisor to general manager Garth Snow.  The Islanders have simply been awful this season against the odds at Sbgglobal and the team is hoping for a spark with a new head coach.

Jack Capuano
He has been the head coach of the Islanders’ AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the past four years.  He will get his first chance behind the bench for the Islanders on Wednesday as the Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The question that gamblers have to answer when making a bet at the bookmaker is whether or not the coaching change will help the Islanders. Let’s look at the numbers.  New York is next to last in goals per game at 2.2.  That number is awful as rarely is a team going to win against the odds at the online bookmaker when they get just two goals per game.  If not for the power play those numbers would be even worse.  New York’s power play is actually not bad as they are 11th in the league.  The defense for the Islanders is not much better than their offense. They are 27th in the league in goals against at 3.3 per game.  The Islanders were hoping that Rick DiPietro would be a franchise goaltender but there are some questions as to whether he is worth all the money they are paying him.  Backup Dwayne Roloson has actually played better this season.  The Islanders might get a bump from the coaching change but they still have a lot of problems and they are not playoff contenders and they are not a team you want to be betting on a regular basis against the NHL odds at the bookmaker.