Garth Snow: Pros and Cons to Another Year as Islanders GM
Didn’t Meet Expectations
To start the season new co-majority owner Jon Ledecky was fairly clear when he set out the expectations for this season.
In a sit down with NY Post’s Brett Cygalis, Ledecky indicated that progress from last season would be the benchmark for success:
"They have to keep performing, and we define performing as progressing. We won our first playoff series in 23 years, we made it to the second round. If the puck bounced a couple ways differently, we would have made it to the semifinals. But we’re eighth in the league in points over the last two years, we made the final eight, and that’s the standard now."
In the progress department, Garth hasn’t met expectations. The Islanders have regressed this season, significantly. Not making the playoffs should be unacceptable for this ownership group.
The standard is making the “final eight” as Ledecky called it. That doesn’t seem like it will be met at this point of the season.
Sure, there’s still a handful of games remaining on the season and the Isles are right in the mix of things, but that 6-3 loss to the Flyers last night shouldn’t fill anyone with any confidence that the team Garth constructed will make it.
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There are more con’s then pro’s on this list. And for good reason. Garth Snow has his good points, but they are often met with an equal failure. After 11 years it’s time for the Islanders to clean house and move on with a new managment group.