Garth Snow: Pros and Cons to Another Year as Islanders GM
He’s Drafted Well
Garth Snow has done some good things at the draft table. Trading up at the draft to acquire Josh Ho-Sang, Matthew Barzal, and Anothny Beauvillier was some fantastic deal making.
Brock Nelson was a great get at #30 in 2010. Against some of his peers in that 2010 draft, Nelson is the 12th highest scoring player taken int he first round. And he was the last pick of the first round.
Just look at the line of promising young players that Garth Snow has put in the Islanders cupboard over the last couple of years. Along with Ho-Sang, Barzal, and Beauvillier, there’s Ryan Pulock, Adam Pelech, Michael Dal Colle, Ilya Sorokin, Keiffer Bellows, Devon Toews.
They’re all either currently playing with the team or on standby and kick at the door of the regular roster.
That, in-and-of-itself is impressive to have done.
Yes, I know he drafted John Tavares 1st overall that year. But anyone in Snow’s fortunate position would have done the exact same. I don’t see drafting John Tavares as an accomplishment. It’s a reward.