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Report: LaFontaine leaves Islanders

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Canadian Press
7/18/2006 9:11:55 PM

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CP) - The fallout continues on Long Island.

New York Islanders senior adviser Pat LaFontaine advised Islanders owner Charles Wang on Tuesday night that he is resigning, a source told The Canadian Press.

LaFontaine was hired on June 8, the same day the Islanders hired Ted Nolan as their new coach and Neil Smith as general manager.

The Hall of Famer played for Nolan in Buffalo and Smith with the Rangers.

In the wake of Smith's stunning firing on Tuesday, LaFontaine handed his resignation to Wang following the news conference.

New York goalie Garth Snow retired to take over the general manager position. Wang said Smith told him he had difficulty working within the team's revamped front office.
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Yeah, good for him. It's crazy on Long island, and Wang is a seriously whacked.
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