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New York Islanders Daily: Garth Snow Was Unaware of Lamoriello Meeting

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Garth Snow of the New York Islanders attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Garth Snow of the New York Islanders attends the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow had no idea that Lou Lamoriello was meeting with his star player John Tavares.

Sometimes you just can’t help but laugh at the New York Islanders’ old regime’s ineptitude. Garth Snow having no idea that Lou Lamoriello was meeting with John Tavares, or that the owners were talking to Lou is kind of humorous.

Both Garth Snow and Doug Weight were on a scouting trip in Denmark when the Islanders ownership was meeting with Lou Lamoriello and then eventually decided to hire him.

On top of  Snow not knowing the Islanders were involved with Lamoriello he also had no idea that Tavares was speaking with Lou Lamoriello. If anything, I think this shows just how not involved Snow was on the Tavares negotiations.

It was Scott Malkin doing most of the work before Lamoriello was brought on of course, so it’s really not all that surprising that Snow had no idea. It’s just the aesthetic of the General Manager being so far out of the loop on an important decision that’s funny.

Does this mean the Islanders are tired of Snow’s act? It certainly could, and we’re just going to have to sit back and watch for the next few weeks as the Lamoriello evaluation period continues.

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