Option 2: Ken Morrow
I think fans would like this option, for nostalgia purposes especially. Morrow played with the Islanders from 1979-89. In over 550 NHL games, the former Gold Medalist had 105 points in 550 career NHL games all with the Islanders.
Now, Morrow serves as the Director of Pro Scouting with the New York Islanders. He’s been in the Islanders scouting department since 1993.
As someone with over 20 years of scouting experience, I would feel comfortable with him taking over as the decision maker on the team. Garth Snow hasn’t always been the best talent evaluator so hopefully, someone with Morrow’s knowledge can help change that organizational issue.
Morrow was forced to retire from the game at an early age due to injuries but has remained in the game since his retirement. He’s been a part of a Gold Medal winning team and four Stanley Cup-winning teams.
He knows what it takes to win, and he knows what a winning culture looks like.