New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow had an interesting quote when it came to the teams 2016-2017 goalie situation.
One of the biggest Garth Snow criticisms from this past year was the goalie situation. As you probably know the New York Islanders spent a large portion of the season carrying three goalies on their roster.
In Arthur Staple’s most recent article over at Newsday Snow had a quote that really stood out. When asked if he regretted carrying three goalies he had this to say:
“No, not really. I thought our goaltending struggled the first 10 weeks of the season. We had an injury in Bridgeport with Christopher Gibson, who missed almost the whole season. We only had three NHL-ready goaltenders. There was a fear if we put J-F on waivers, we were confident he would’ve been picked up. We would’ve been left with Jaro and Thomas Greiss and two very young goaltenders. That injury figured into some of our decision making. Sometimes people don’t realize injuries at the AHL level impact decisions up here.”
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First of all he should check his pants because they are definitely on fire. Of course, he regrets carrying three goalies he just can’t publicly say that. It’s
hard to make the argument that carrying three goalies is a good thing.
The last sentence is low key the scariest part of the quote. The AHL should not impact decisions at the NHL level. The AHL is a developmental league, its purpose is to prepare players for the NHL and its considered a service to the NHL team. You don’t adhere to your AHL team and their needs your AHL team adheres to your needs.
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