The good news is that the Islanders are right on the threshold of becoming an NHL powerhouse – at least on the ice.
Snow’s best option is to stay the course and not make any rash decisions. It’s what has put him and his Islanders on the verge of breaking through.
The Isles bowed out in the first round of last season’s playoffs following a 101-point season in which they limped to the finish line. Their solution so far this offseason has been to do basically nothing.
The Islanders haven’t exactly made the biggest waves so far this offseason. Still, the first day of NHL free agency was a productive one for general manager Garth Snow.
The New York Islanders went into the 2015 NHL draft, which had been touted as incredibly deep, with no picks in the first two rounds. It wasn’t long before that changed in a big way.
We’re near the halfway point of the Stanley Cup Final, which means the offseason is right around the corner. For the New York Islanders, it will be a time to recalibrate and plug up some holes.
The Rangers and Lightning are battling on the ice and for a front office award.
It shouldn’t have been this way. There should’ve been more hockey to be played.
Ever since his very first day on the job, Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow has been a topic of conversation. For a while, none of the discussion was flattering, bot not anymore.
Johnny Boychuk will be heading to Brooklyn with the rest of the gang.
Several factors played into why the Islanders didn’t try to make a bigger splash at the trade deadline. The impending return of star winger Kyle Okposo was certainly one of them.
The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.
Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.
If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.
The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.