Lou Lamoriello is in as the New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations. Great. Now what? Here’s his “To Do” list.
With a 35-37-10 record, the New York Islanders missed the playoffs by 17 points this season. It was the second time in two seasons that the Islanders missed the playoffs. Last year, the Islanders missed the postseason by a single point.
The situation has been getting worse rather than getting better for the New York Islanders. Which lead to the hiring of Lou Lamoriello this week.
So now that Lou is in he’ll have “full authority” to make changes according to to the press release from the New York Islanders announcing his appointment.
So what does he do to the team? What does he need to do to fix this struggling franchise?
He’s only been on the job for less than a day, officially, but he’s already held introductory talks with John Tavares. Lou’s priorities are clearly in the right place. but just to make sure, we made a “to do” list for Lou to refer to.
All are easier said than done, but Lou took the job knowing he wasn’t walking into a Stanley Cup contender. This roster needs some significant work. It’s not going to be an overnight fix, but complete these five items and the Islanders will be well on their way to success.