The general feeling among Islanders fans is that coach Jack Capuano could be "on the hot seat" depending on how the Islanders start the season or how well they maintain consistency throughout the season or how far they go in the postseason.
Media closest to the team think Capuano's margin for error this season is slimmer than it's ever been. In an article at Pro Hockey Talk entitled "Under Pressure: Jack Capuano," four of the first six paragraphs included links from all of the times Capuano's job as seemingly been in jeopardy since 2011.
So, yeah, I think it's safe to say Capuano's on the hot seat. But exactly how hot is his seat and what could the team do (or not do) to make the temperature higher (or lower)?
To determine this, I consulted several scientific worldwide websites on the information super expressway tubes, converted the findings to hockey-based measurements and extrapolated the exact temperatures Capuano's seat would reach at various stages of the season. The results have been compiled into the single, handy info graphic below.
My conclusion: Capuano's seat could cool to an acceptable level, or it could cause the destruction of the planet and the end to all life as we know it. No biggie.
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Infographic created at Canva.com. Don't play with fire or supernovas, kids.