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New York Islanders Daily: Trade Deadline Day 2018

UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Islanders General Manager Garth Snow speaks to the media during a press conference to announce center John Tavares has signed a six-year contract extension with the New York Islanders on September 15, 2011 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Islanders)
UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Islanders General Manager Garth Snow speaks to the media during a press conference to announce center John Tavares has signed a six-year contract extension with the New York Islanders on September 15, 2011 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Islanders)
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Today is the last day you can make a trade and for the New York Islanders it can be considered a make or break day for Garth Snow and company.

We’ve finally made it to the day we’ve all been waiting for. The 2018 NHL trade deadline will be telling for both the New York Islanders future and Garth Snow’s future as well. Garth Snow has until 3:00 pm day today to either buy, sell, or stay put.

We’re going to do a run through of what each of the three options would mean. Buying doesn’t necessarily mean that Garth adds another depth player. That’s essentially staying put. I’m talking about a team trajectory altering move.

If the Islanders trade for a goalie or a defenseman who can make an immediate impact and can be either a top pair or second pair guy that would be classified as buying.

I would prefer the Islanders to buy and to go for it, but some fans would prefer them to sell. If you believe John Tavares is leaving in free agency than you trade him and try to get the rebuilding process started.

Finally, there’s the option we all expect yet dread so much, staying put. If Garth stays put it shows that we’re alright with the mediocrity. Don’t accept mediocrity Garth. Go out and do something please, your captain’s future depends on it.

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