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New York Islanders Top 4 Snow Immitating Lamoriello

Apr 30, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) works out prior to game two of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) works out prior to game two of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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(EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Kieffer Bellows poses for a photo after being selected as the number nineteen overall draft pick by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
(EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Kieffer Bellows poses for a photo after being selected as the number nineteen overall draft pick by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /

Develop Thin Skin

You’d think that a man in Garth Snow’s position would be able to take some criticism. After all he’s a GM for a franchise that, shall we say, wasn’t at the top of the league for most of his tenure. They still aren’t, but they’re winning.

Years with a losing record would certainly bring out the worst in a fanbase. Heck even now that the team is winning you can routinely see fans calling for Snow to be fired.

You’d think that after years of people wanting him fired he’d have found a way to get over it, or at least ignore it. But on draft day two years ago Snow let it slip that it’s all on his mind.

Two years ago the New York Islanders traded to move up in the draft. They moved up to 28 and selected Josh Ho-Sang.

We all know that Ho-Sang wasn’t being showered in compliments in his draft year. He was viewed as selfish and a lose cannon. And to be fair Ho-Sang has done everything to live up to those lofty expectations.

Missing out on the first day of Islanders training camp last year, and being embarrassingly sent home for sleeping in just furthered what everyone thought about Ho-Sang.

But after selecting Ho-Sang at 28, Snow was asked by TSN host James Duthie if Josh could fit in. Snow’s answer: “He’ll fit right in. They s–t on me too.” Fantastic.

So boys. You don’t like something some says about you? Internalize it, let it stew and let it out in a passive aggressive fashion years later.

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