New York Islanders Roundtable: Garth and Jack’s Christmas Gift
For Jack Capuano, I would get a nice comfy spot on John Tortorella’s coaching staff. They seem to be buds. They coached that Team USA World Cup squad to a 0-3 round robin record. And they can’t stop talking about it.
Torts likes to compliment Jack, whenever given the opportunity. With Jack willingly and glowingly reciprocating the compliments. Both have similar coaching philosophies. And at the rate the Columbus Blue Jackets are going Jack can experience what it’s like winning. It seems like a perfect fit to me.
For Garth Snow, I would get an active trade deadline. A deadline with players and more importantly, draft picks flying around left-right-and-center.
Garth could wheel and deal his way out from under the salary cap ceiling, and stockpile some more high draft picks in order to try and save his job with the promise of a bright future down the road. Eventually.
Otherwise, Garth might be celebrating his Christmas in Cappy’s basement out in Columbus.