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Tortorella to interview with Islanders: report

John Tortorella will meet with general manager of the New York Islanders on Sunday to discuss the team's head coach vacancy, according to a Newsday report on Friday.

John Tortorella will meet with the general manager of the New York Islanders on Sunday to discuss the team's head coach vacancy, according to a Newsday report on Friday.

The Islanders fired head coach Ted Nolan on July 14, with Snow citing "philosophical differences" as the reason. Nolan had one season remaining on his contract.

The Islanders had a 75-68-21 record in two campaigns under Nolan, and missed the playoffs last season when the club finished 13th in the Eastern Conference.

Tortorella was turfed by the Lightning on June 3, four years after he coached the NHL team to its first and only Stanley Cup championship.

Tampa Bay finished last in the NHL last season with a record of 31-42-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Newsday also reported that Snow was scheduled to meet next week with Mike Sullivan, a former Tampa Bay assistant and head coach with the Boston Bruins, as well as Scott Gordon, the AHL coach of the year with the Providence Bruins this past season.