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New York Islanders Mike Milbury Worse GM Than Garth Snow

NEW YORK - MARCH 1: Mike Milbury (R), General Manager of the New York Islanders, addresses the media following the National Hockey League Board of Governors meeting March 1, 2005 at the Westin Hotel at Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 1: Mike Milbury (R), General Manager of the New York Islanders, addresses the media following the National Hockey League Board of Governors meeting March 1, 2005 at the Westin Hotel at Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK – MARCH 1: Mike Milbury (R), General Manager of the New York Islanders, addresses the media following the National Hockey League Board of Governors meeting March 1, 2005 at the Westin Hotel at Times Square in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Who was the New York Islanders worst General Manager between Mike Milbury and Garth Snow? It’s a race to the bottom!

We originally wanted to rank all New York Islanders GMs to see best to worst. We all know the Bill Torrey tops the list and no one else even comes close.

And then we thought, there’s only been like three GM’s in Islanders history. Sure, Don Maloney, Darcy Regier, and Neil Smith all got a shot. But their tenures account for about three and a half years (rounding up). That’s about 7% of the Islanders history. Combined.

Bill Torrey is in a league of his own. That leaves Mike Milbury, GM 1995 to 2006 and Garth Snow, GM from 2006 to present day.

Both have their lists of infractions to this franchise. Both are arguably terrible. And were the worst GM of their respective era’s. But when matched up head-to-head, which one was (or is cause Garth is still here) worse?

We decided to look at both’s draft history, the contracts they gave out, and the rosters they constructed to sort out which was truly the worst General Manager in New York Islanders history.

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