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New York Islanders Top 5 Garth Snow Trades To Date

Apr 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle (14) celebrates his first period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle (14) celebrates his first period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers right wing and New York Islanders new-boy Jordan Eberle (14) celebrates his first-period goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports /

Garth Snow catches a lot of shade from the New York Islanders fanbase. But every now and then he tosses a bone and makes an absolutely great move. Here are his best five trades.

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow isn’t a loved GM by the fanbase. For years he’s perplexed the fans with a number of odd moves.

Like keeping three goaltenders on the roster for the last two season. The idea of having injury protection in the crease sounds like a great idea. But you realize it’s a terrible idea when it takes up an active roster spot for 143 games in two seasons.

Or how about trading Thomas Vanek, for a hope and a prayer in Sebastien Colberg and a conditional second round pick. After acquiring him via trade for Matt Moulson, a fist round pick and a second round pick less than six months earlier.

If you’re in the “I’m not a fan of Garth Snow” camp. You’ve probably got a good reason to be there. Or you like getting in on the Anti-Garth meme game. I get it.

There’s a good crowd of anti-Garthers out there. And more than enough Twitter accounts dedicated to Garth Snow. It’s fun and there’s company.

But even though he’s guilty of those two bad moves, and a number of others, he’s still managed to strike gold on a few occasions.

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