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New York Islanders Daily: Should Learn From Knicks

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 11: Jeff Hornacek the head coach of the New York Knicks gives instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 11, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 11: Jeff Hornacek the head coach of the New York Knicks gives instructions to his team against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 11, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders should’ve learned from another New York team, in the New York Knicks who decided to make a change after a bad year.

The New York Knicks let their head coach, Jeff Horacek go after a poor year and naturally fans of the New York Islanders drew the comparison to the Islanders situation. After Ledecky’s strange press conference this week, it’s understandable for fans to be envious.

Imagine living in a world where another franchise is envious of how the Knicks operate? If that doesn’t personify the sad state of the Islanders I don’t know what does.

The Knicks haven’t won a championship since 1973, are widely considered a laughing stock in the NBA with their front office and team decisions yet somehow they got this move right, and Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin missed so poorly on.

As we discussed on the podcast last night, if ownership is going to stick with Garth Snow they at the very least should say why. Is Garth under contract for another 10 years and you just don’t want to buy him out? Or, are we claiming that there’s still faith in him building a team that is ready to compete?

James Dolan is a terrible owner, one of the worst in sports yet somehow he’s dancing circles around the Islanders when it comes to competence which is a scary sign.

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