New York Islanders March Madness Round Three Fan Vote

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: New York Islanders fans celebrate a goal by Anders Lee
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: New York Islanders fans celebrate a goal by Anders Lee
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(3) Trade Deadline 48% v. (6) Weight’s Comments 52%

We have our first upset. With the six seed taking down a three seed.

We thought that Garth Snow’s activity at the trade deadline, or inactivity depending on which side of the fence you sit on, was the more important storyline. This was the year that Garth should have gone for it at the deadline.

He had those two first-round assets he could have used to bring in a top four defender. But he decided to get pending RFA Brandon Davidson and bring in Chris Wagner to replace Jason Chimera.

But fans thought differently. At least a majority of them did. They thought Doug Weight’s comments about the fans level of energy at the Barclays was more important.

How? Doug made sure to walk them back the very next day.

Maybe it’s a vote on Doug Weight’s abilities as a head coach. Sure he did a great job in the half-season he got in 2016-17, but he hasn’t been able to replicate in 2017-18. Not even close. And his coaching has a large part to do with this.

The vote making Doug’s comments more important than Garth Snow’s activity at the deadline has to be a reflection on how the fan base see’s the head coach.

Next: 10 Step Plan To Fix The Islanders

Next round is the final round of the sweet 16 with seeds four and five going up against each other.