New York Islanders Podcast: Lou Lamoriello Full Authority
The New York Islanders hired Lou Lamoriello as the teams President of Hockey Operations. As an Isles fan, it’s a wonderful time to be alive.
We no longer have to worry about Garth Snow calling all the shots for the New York Islanders. He’s still around, but Lou Lamoriello the New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations has “full authority”.
Lou has a ton of things to do in order to turn this franchise around, but all decisions to do so will now go through him. Not Garth Snow. Again, Garth is still here, at least for the time being. But all his cues go through Lou first.
That will be a good thing for the New York Islanders. Garth took 12 years to get to this level. That level was winning a single playoff round. Lou’s won three cups and gone to the finals on another two occasions.
Matt and Mitch react like rational adults and totally don’t dance around and yell at the prospect of the Islanders finally having someone in charge who knows what they’re doing.
It’s Not All About Lou
We start the show off talking about Lou, but we don’t spend the entire time ranting and raving about the New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations. We go over other topics as well.
- We’re all jealous that the Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup finals. But the Isles can feel just a bit extra jealous. They had the knights GM on their team already and let him go. Now he’s gone and turned an expansion team into a Stanley Cup finalist.
- TSN analyst Scott Cullen projected the New York Islanders lineup for 2018-19 and Matt got really mad. Like way too mad.
- The Carolina Hurricanes are set to trade anything without a pulse or not named Sebastian Aho. The New York Islanders should capitalize, but who should they target. Matt gives us his five targets.
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