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New York Islanders: What If Garth Snow Had A Burner Twitter Account

By Matt O'Leary
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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With all the talk of burner twitter accounts, what would it be like if New York Islanders GM Garth Snow had a burner twitter account that he used?

One of the biggest trending stories in sports right now is Bryan Colangelo, the Philadelphia 76ers GM, who is accused of having burner twitter accounts to push agendas and trash some of his own players like star Joel Embiid. So that got me thinking, what if New York Islanders GM Garth Snow had a burner account?

First, he’d need a username. @GarthLover1234 might be too obvious, so on the podcast last night, I came up with a different idea. What about @TheRealIslesRealist.

This would be poking fun at the self-proclaimed Isles Realists who put a negative spin on everything the franchise does. Instead, it would be filled with positive propaganda that would back Garth’s moves.

A day wouldn’t go by without the account reminding us that Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome straight up is the best trade in NHL history. Andrew Ladd Corsi numbers will flow through the twittersphere to try to justify the signing of the veteran with terms like “he’s been there before” and “he’s a winner” flooding every post.

@TheRealIslesRealist would get into arguments over the importance of fourth liners in hockey. “If only we ‘hit em first’ more often last year, and went to the dirty areas, then this would’ve been a playoff team.”

The personal agenda against Josh Ho-Sang would be another huge topic. “You can’t turn the puck over and play no defense he’ll say”. Be careful though, if you bring up Jason Chimera or Brock Nelson in a rebuttal that’ll earn you a block.

“If only Devon Toews didn’t get hurt” @TheRealIslesRealist would say and “Just give Michael Dal Colle another year to develop.”

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Garth Snow’s out there on twitter, he has to be. His entire tenure of GM has been one big troll job and as we know all the internet trolls reside on Twitter to spill their sludge and anger the rest of us. He’s out there, just keep your eyes peeled.

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