New York Islanders Garth Snow is an Honorable Man
The summer of the New York Islanders’ first playoff series victory in 21 seasons has withered into the winter of our discontent.
The New York Islanders’ loss to the Buffalo Former Islanders Friday night capped off their second four game losing streak this season. But Garth Snow has said this team is getting ready to take the next step and Garth Snow Garth Snow is an honorable man.
Most of the young players Snow has drafted are slumping (Ryan Strome), sitting (Anthony Beauvillier), injured (Ryan Pulock), or wallowing in Bridgeport (Michael Dal Colle/Josh Ho Sang). But Garth Snow tells me we have to be patient with our young talent and Garth Snow is an honorable man.
Dennis Seidenberg and Thomas Greiss are the only UFAs coming off the books next year (J. F. Berube as well if he doesn’t get in 28 games). There isn’t much cap room to work with now and there isn’t a lot getting freed up any time soon.
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This means that the roster the Isles have right now is probably going to be the roster they have next year. But Garth Snow says that we’re looking to get better like every other team in the league and Garth Snow is an honorable man.
John Tavares represents a rare generational talent that the Islanders are lucky to have. In his eight years with the team he has played with exactly one established NHL wing for about 35 of the 540 games he has suited up for. John Tavares’ contract is up at the end of next season and he’s played with 10 different wings… this year alone, but Garth Snow… is an honorable man.
The New York Islanders’ season ticket prices are up for next year. Their ‘discounted’ prices are exponentially higher than what most Islanders tickets are going for on Stubhub right now, but Garth Snow is an honorable man.
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We all loved this team once and not without cause. Bear with me, my heart is in the basement of the Metropolitan Division/Eastern Conference and I must pause until it dwells there no longer.