New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow hasn’t been very active at the trade deadline, which would be a major let down in 2018.
The New York Islanders are on the cusp of a playoff spot. After a hot start, they’ve really cooled off due to injuries and poor defensive play. It seems like this year if the Islanders are to make a run at the playoffs and beyond a round they’d have to make at the very least a move at the deadline.
Based on past history Islanders fans might be disappointed come to the February 26, 2018, deadline. Here’s a look at trade deadline activity since 2005.
The New York Islanders are fourth to last in activity since the 2005 deadline. Only the Predators, Stars and Red Wings have less activity. The Preds have made the playoffs nine times, the Red Wings 11 times and the Stars five times over that span.
The Islanders have only made the playoffs four times over that span. It makes sense for teams like Detroit and Nashville to be content at the deadline, perennial playoff teams.
But a team like the Islanders, especially this year need to be buyers. The last deadline addition was Shane Prince, not exactly a big splash by Garth Snow and company.
Islanders fans are hoping for a top-four defenseman and maybe another depth forward. History is on the side of Garth Snow staying put which is a scary thought.
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