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Charles Wang

Islanders fire GM Snow, coach Weight, Lamoriello is new GM

Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing general manager Garth Snow and coach Doug Weight and naming himself the team's new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations.

Lamoriello made the moves Tuesday that begin to reshape the organization in his image, two weeks to the day ownership said he'd have "full authority over all hockey matters." Lamoriello left the Toronto Maple Leafs to run the Islanders and will begin the search for a new coach immediately.

There's a culture change that's needed and there's new voices needed in different areas, and because of that, the changes (were) made," Lamoriello...

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