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The University of Maine has a lot of ties to the Islanders: GM Garth Snow, coach Jack Capuano, and Bridgeport coach Scott Pellerin are all alums of the school. Over the last few weeks, as Maine was looking for a new coach, Pellerin and Capuano's names came up in the press but it seems as though there was never any serious discussion (alums are always the first rumors in a coaching search; just see the Rangers and Mark Messier yesterday).

Maine finally named a new coach on Tuesday: Red Gendron. According to the Portland Press, Snow was an advisor to Athletic Director Steve Abbott:

[sny-box]Stanbrook was one of the people who advised Athletic Director Steve Abbott on the search process, as was Garth Snow, the former Maine goalie and current general manager of the New York Islanders. [/sny-box]

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