New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin doesn’t want to join the Islanders until Garth Snow is out of the picture according to Igor Eronko.
It’s no secret, fans of the New York Islanders are tired of general manager Garth Snow. Snow’s been in charge for 12 years, and the team has seen limited success, if you can call it that, over his tenure.
Apparently, fans aren’t the only one who want no part of Garth Snow. According to Igor Eronko, Ilya Sorokin doesn’t want to come to the Islanders if Snow is there.
Sorokin didn’t leave out the possibility of coming over. If Snow, isn’t there and the money is right Sorokin would be willing to play for the Islanders, at least according to Igor Eronko.
It makes sense why Sorokin doesn’t want to come to the Islanders just yet. For starters, he’s the highest paid player for his team in the KHL. With the Islanders, he’ll be on an entry-level contract for less than a million dollars.
His situation in the KHL is just fine, and he’s under contract for two more years. Why would he leave? Especially if he’s not comfortable with the management.
We figured Ilya wouldn’t be coming to the US anytime soon and now we might, keyword being might, have an explanation for it. I’m not saying that I don’t believe Igor Eronko but unless it’s said from Sorokin this is just an educated guess.
In 37 games with CSKA this year, Sorokin had a .931 save percentage and a 1.52 goals against average. At 23-years-old he has plenty of time to make a decision before he elects to stay in the K, or come to the NHL.