Is Garth Snow too conservative? The New York Islanders General Manager tends to be very patient, some analysts believe he’s too patient at times.
I know what you’re thinking, of course it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. If you’ve watched the New York Islanders for the past 12 years you’d know how conservative Garth Snow can be.
When the outside world admits this too it’s a little concerning. Let’s take a look at Friedman’s thoughts from yesterday:
"“I think we’ve been kind of wondering if they’re going to do something for awhile now. The Islanders I think are one of those teams that believes very strongly that your goaltending will be better if your team defense is better. So it wouldn’t surprise me if they were looking for D first. They lost Boychuk for awhile. They’ve lost de Haan for probably most of the year. They had a week last week where I think Greiss and Halak combined for 100 saves and two shutouts. So it’s not like those guys can’t stop a puck. But I think they’re kind of looking at it like, ‘We’ve got to give them some help.’“I’m surprised they haven’t done something already. But Garth Snow is conservative, to some degree. He has a value system in what he will go for, and if he doesn’t get that he won’t do it.”"
That last part really jumps out. For years we’ve seen Garth Snow value prospects and picks instead of trying to go for NHL ready talent. It’s pretty frustrating to watch year in and year out as the team dwindles in mediocrity.
Why do I get the very uncomfortable feeling that Garth Snow is going to sit still at the deadline? It’s terrible that Isles fans are conditioned to think like this when there are so many gaping holes on this team.
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