There is some evidence now that Garth Snow is going to be a great NHL general manager. We all know the Islanders ownership is a half bubble off plumb but hiring Snow may have been the smartest executive hiring of the decade.
Slowly but surely, and despite mammoth odds (the Islanders arena is not NHL calibre) the Islanders are building something to be proud of for the peasants of Long Island.
Recent draft picks Kyle Okposo and Josh Bailey will soon be joined by a bunch of kids from the 2009 entry draft. The Islanders got a lot of help in their rebuilding effort today from the Ottawa Senators, who felt it was best to send a top 30 pick to New York for six weeks of Mike Comrie and D Chris Campoli.
It is a dreadful deal for Ottawa, the finishing touches on a series of moves so noxious you couldn’t do worse with a dart board.
The New York Islanders’ general manager gave hope to a fanbase today with a splendid trade.
Ottawa? Their GM brought them snow in winter.
He should be fired. Now.