Could Gomez help the desperate Islanders?

The New York Islanders are searching desperately to improve their power-play, the Islanders could call no other than Scott Gomez for the free assistant coach position.


According to Newsday Sports' Arthur Staple, Scott Gomez's name has been resurfacing as a candidate for the position. The Islanders have had serious problems with their power-play finishing the season ranked 29th with a power play percentage of 14,9%.

The former NHLer has recently appeared in a lecture on the quality of shots conducted by former Rangers goaltender Steve Valiquette. Gomez stated that stability was the basic thing of any good power play


He explained that the powerplay depended on 4 or 5 prepared plays where all the players have an impeccable chemistry one another. He [Gomez] compared it to football, stating that Tom Brady always knew where his receivers are and that the powerplay needed the same level of impeccability, Staple said who went to the event.
The centreman officially announced his retirement from professional hockey last September. He played his final games wearing the Ottawa Senators' jersey during the 2015-16 season, notching an assist in 13 games. The forward has a total of 756 points in 1,079 games and helped the New Jersey Devils win 2 Stanley Cups.

Do you think Scott Gomez has what it takes to become the New York Islanders' new assistant coach?

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