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New York Islanders Podcast Ep. 23: Garth Snow Trade Deadline Review

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Garth Snow of the New York Islanders attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Garth Snow of the New York Islanders attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The NHL trade deadline is getting closer day by day. And the New York Islanders could use their GM to make a move or two. Looking back at history though, don’t count on him to move Isles fans.

Garth Snow has been the General Manager of the New York Islanders since 2006. That’s a lot of trade deadlines to have gone by in a various number of scenarios for the team. Either in and out of the playoffs. Or as sellers or buyers.

But one thing has remained fairly constant in those eleven years plus. Garth Snow doesn’t do much on trade deadline day. Regardless of the situation his team is in.

Take last year for example. The team was pushing hard for a playoff berth. Afer firing Jack Capuano and putting Doug Weight in charge they raced up the standings and caught up to the pack. But Garth did nothing to address the situation. And the Isles lost out by a point.

Look at two years ago when the Isles were in a playoff position at the trade deadline and all Garth did was bring in Shane Prince. The biggest move Garth did on (or around the trade deadline) was the acquisition of Ryan Smyth back in 2007. Since then Garth hasn’t brought in a player when his team needs it. He’s fine with selling them off (Thomas Vanek), just not bringing them in.

In this week’s podcast, we go over Garth Snow’s moves at and around the trade deadline since he became the GM.

What Else Do We Talk About?

There are other things to spend our time deliberating on than Garth Snow. And here’s what we think was worth our breath:

  • Brock Nelson has scored! He’s broken his 55-period goalless streak and is finally back on the board. Will it last?
  • Anthony Beauvillier is on straight fire. What’s the source? Is it playing alongside Mathew Barzal on the second line? Or did the send down to Bridgeport to thank for lighting the fire?
  • The Islanders are going back to Nassau, maybe. What do Matt and Mitch think about spending a season between both the Barclays and the Coliseum?

Next: New York Islanders NHL Trade Deadline Preview 2.0

Don’t forget to join us next Friday as we record our podcast live at the South Hempstead Fire Department. Join us at 7 pm for games, New York Islanders talk, raffles, and prizes. It’s gonna be a good time.

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