The New York Islanders are on the prowl for a top NHL executive to add to the fold after a poor showing in the 2017-2018 season.
According to Chris Botta of SNY, sources say the New York Islanders are looking for a top executive to be added to the fold. The Islanders have been looking (using the term looking loosely) for a President of Hockey Operations for over a year.
Even though that’s the open position, don’t be surprised if the person brought in replaces Garth Snow as acting General Manager and Garth is moved to another job. Some potential names include; Julian BriseBois (Lightning), Paul Fenton (Predators), and Tom Fitzgerald (Devils).
Since all three of these guys are with teams in the playoffs it seems like a possibility that Ledecky and Malkin will wait until the completion of the Stanley Cup Playoffs before making a decision.
"One source said that Malkin and Ledecky will wait for the completion of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs — to see which executives become available — before intensifying the process."
Could that mean we can see Tom Fitzgerald get the call if the Devils are eliminated early as expected? One can only hope there’s a change at the GM position, for now, we just have to wait it out and hold our breath.
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